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Pesticide Sales and Distribution in Washington State. Hugh Watson Certification & Training WA State Dept. of Agriculture. Basic Parameters:. Licensing is required for the sale or distribution of any non-home & garden pesticide. This includes, Federal Restricted Use Pesticides,

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Pesticide Sales and Distribution in Washington State

Hugh Watson

Certification & Training

WA State Dept. of Agriculture


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Basic Parameters:

Licensing is required for the sale or distribution of any non-home & garden pesticide. This includes,

Federal Restricted Use Pesticides,

WA State designated RUPs for the protection of water bodies and groundwater, and

General Use Pesticides (defined as product used in agricultural and industrial locations. Based on site boundaries, % of active ingredient(s) et al.


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WA State RUP List

All Federal RUPs

Pesticides under the following common chemical names:

Atrazine, bromacil, DCPA, disulfoton, diruon, hexazione, metolachlor, metribuzin, picloram, prometon, simazine and tebuthiuron.


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Licensing Requirements

Dealer Manager (minimum of one per physical sales outlet)

WSDA administered

closed book exam (70%)

$25 Annual Fee

5-year recertification cycle

40 credit hours or retest


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Licensing Requirements

Pesticide Dealer License (endorsement on the Master Business License)

WDOL administered

business must have licensed Dealer Manager before WDOL license is issued

$50 annual fee


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Sales Verification

The Dealer Manager, on site during any transaction, must verify that the purchaser of any Federal or State RUP,

has a current, valid license

with the appropriate category endorsements


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Sales Verification

WSDA has issued all licensees a durable plastic ID card


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Sales Verification

Dealer Manager can verify the license status by going on-line at,

http://agr.wa.gov/PestLicense

or by

Calling directly to regional offices or toll free at 877-301-4555


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Record Keeping

License pesticide dealers must,

keep records on the distribution of all non-home and garden pesticides

records must be maintained for a period of seven years


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Record Keeping

RUP sales:

full name and address of certified applicator

full name and address of authorized agent (if applicable)

brand, specific pesticide name and EPA registration number of pesticide distributed


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Record Keeping

RUP sales (cont.):

number of pounds or gallons…

date of distribution

certified applicator’s License number, and

crop or site to which the pesticide will be applied


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Record Keeping

General Use sales:

full name and address of purchaser

brand, specific pesticide name and EPA registration number of pesticide distributed

number of pounds or gallons…

date of distribution


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Questions?

  • Hugh Watson

    (360) 902-2016

    hwatson@agr.wa.gov

  • Certification & Training Staff

    1-(877) 301-4555

    license@agr.wa.gov

  • Website: http://agr.wa.gov/PestFert/