Applying For A License

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Sign up to receive your customer account with Metro Online Services.
  2. Apply for your New Mexico pesticide license. You’ll need the password you got when you opened your Metro account.
  3. NMDA will review your application and email your Approval or a request for more information. Your Approval will include your Pesticide Application ID number.
  4. Schedule and pay for your exam(s) with Metro. You’ll use your Pesticide Application ID number here too. If you prefer the paper exams at NMDA sessions, call NMDA for procedures to schedule a paper exam.

Once NMDA has approved your license application you will be able to schedule your exam(s). You may schedule through Metro at one of the computer-based testing centers. These are in Albuquerque, Farmington, Hobbs, Las Cruces, Portales, Los Lunas and Santa Fe. Remember! You must wait 48 hours after you have been approved before scheduling your test.

Metro will charge $55 per exam, payable when you schedule. Individuals at the testing site will verify your identity, take your picture, and set up and proctor your exam. You will get your score and a detailed results print-out as soon as you complete the exam. 

For information on Private Applicator licensing click here.

Transfer to a Different Business or Agency

Use this form if you are changing jobs and want your license issued with your new business or agency.

Pesticide Dealer Licenses

Use this form to apply for a license to sell restricted-use pesticides in New Mexico. More on Dealers