Public Applicators are individuals who work for a government agency and whose duties include applying restricted-use pesticides. Public Applicators are not required to pay licensing fees. However, they must pass the National Core Exam and category exams that correspond to their type of pest control.
To apply, complete the Public Applicator application form and pass the required exams. Applicants have 60 days to complete all the requirements, or they must re-apply and take all tests again.