Pesticide Dealers

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture requires pesticide dealers selling restricted use pesticides to have a certified dealer manager at each dealership location.
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To become certified, each dealer manager will need to take and pass an exam, given by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA). The cost to take the Pesticide Dealer Manager exam is $50. Exam locations can be found by visiting the PaPlants website.

The Penn State Pesticide Education Program worked cooperatively with the PDA to develop a study manual to help dealer managers prepare for the exam. For information on ordering the study materials, visit our Certification Exam Study Materials  web page.

Unlike certified pesticide applicators, once the exam is taken and passed, dealer managers will not need to attend recertification meetings to maintain their certification.