Reciprocal License

Nebraska has reciprocal agreements with many states. To ascertain whether your state has one and to find out the particulars about your state's agreement (if it has one), please contact the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at 402-471-2351 or 877-800-4080 (toll-free), or check their website at http://www.agr.ne.gov/pesticide/reciprocal.html.

Private Certification:

Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri have reciprocal agreements with Nebraska.  Please contact the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at the above-listed phone number for details.

Commercial / Noncommercial Certification:

Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming have reciprocal agreements with Nebraska.  Please contact the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at the above-listed phone number for details.

Applicators who have only a reciprocal license in Nebraska may not add a category to that reciprocal by testing in Nebraska.  They must either add the appropriate corresponding category in their state of origin and then apply for an updated reciprocal license in Nebraska or pass both the Nebraska general standards and category(ies) exams for a Nebraska pesticide license.

Persons requestng a reciprocal license in Nebraska must submit an NDA Commercial / Noncommercial Application Form and a photocopy of their license card from their state of origin to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.

Persons holding a reciprocal license in Nebraska based upon a license from another state may not recertify that reciprocal license via a Nebraska recertification program.  They must recertify in their state of origin and then re-apply to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture to update their reciprocal license.

To buy a restricted use pesticide, an applicator must hold a valid license from any state.  For commercial / noncommercial applicators, the license must be in the appropriate category.

To apply a restricted use pesticide, an applicator must hold a valid license for the state (or a valid reciprocal) where the application will be made.  For commercial / noncommercial applicators, the license must be in the appropriate category.