The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has mailed out pesticide license credit status to applicator, operator, and dealer mailing addresses of record. If you have not received your notice please review “NJDEP Pesticide Licensing & Registrations – 2024 Pesticide License Renewal Information”.
If you are a Private Pesticide Applicator with a license expiration of October 31, 2023 AND have accrued 8
CORE and 16 PP2 recertification credits, your mailing will include an invoice with a zero balance. There is no fee for Private applicators/Gov’t exempt license renewals. However, a paper license will not generate unless the “$0.00” renewal invoice is processed. To process these invoices, use the “paying online” directions that are provided in the General Information section of the NJDEP announcement. Make sure to process your invoice online to ensure your license remains active. The NJDEP provides that delays in processing of licensing could lead to loss of certification status. If this occurs, the Applicator will need to pass the exams again to become certified again.
Once that is complete, you will be mailed your paper Private Pesticide Applicator License with a new
expiration date of October 31, 2028.
An image of the paper invoice appears below. Notice that the title of the document is “Pesticide Licensing Invoice” and that red arrows and type highlight the three pieces of information needed from the invoice for online processing: 1) Invoice #; 2) Amount due: $0.00; and 3) the license number.
When you receive your invoice, process your license renewal online by:
- Go to www.pcpnj.org
- Under the heading Online Payments and Reports, click on the link labelled “Pay For Your License Online”
- Enter Invoice number (found on paper invoice; if you do not have the invoice number, you may look it up online at Invoice Numbers for Unpaid License Invoices – Individuals)
- Enter License number (make sure to capitalize any letters at the end of your license number)
- Click “Continue” and follow prompts from there
Private Applicators who have NOT attended the recertification training to achieve the minimum number of recertification credits required [8 CORE and 16 PP2] will NOT receive an invoice for licensing in August. You will lose your license on October 31st unless you take the courses needed, or retake the Private Pesticide Applicator Exam.
IMPORTANT: It is illegal for certified Private applicators to use or supervise use of pesticides without a license.
Private applicators receive an update of recertification status once a year. The “Recertification Update
Form” will tell you when your 5 year period is up, how many units you have accumulated and how many
more you need. If you are not eligible for recertification you will not receive this notice. Verification of your recertification credits can be done online throughout the year.
- Click on this link https://www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/pcp/bpo.htm
- Scroll down to “Credits and Courses”
- Click on link labeled “Check Your Credit & Course History-Commercial Applicator” or “Check Your Credit and Course History-Private Applicator”
- Enter Requested information (license number with letter capitalized, and if prompted your birthdate including slashes, and last four digits of Social Security number)
- Click OK
Private Applicators are encouraged to accumulate the requisite 8 CORE subject matter and 16 Private Part 2 (PP2) credits subject matter over the 5 years. NJDEP’s recertification credit cap for online training is of 25% total required credits [i.e., for Private applicators, 2 of the total 8 CORE and 4 of the total 16 PP2].
The license will be valid for a minimum of 5 years, at which point another $0 invoice will generate if you
have accrued the minimum recertification credits.
Please contact Rutgers NJAES Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator Pat Hastings for personal
assistance to process your online your zero invoice. She can be contacted at 848-932-0176 or email at
If there are any questions on the certification and licensing program for Private Pesticide Applicators,
please call the Pesticide Control Program at (609) 984-6568.