The Pesticide Control Office certifies applicators that conduct pesticide activities that are regulated by the Pesticide Code. There are three types of applicators defined by the Pesticide Code: Community Applicators; Certified Applicators; and Community Certified Applicators.
Community Applicators are Community members or Gila River entity employees who are certified by the Pesticide Control Office upon successful completion of the 2-day Community Applicator Training. Community Applicators are authorized to apply ONLY general use pesticides within the Gila River Indian Community.
Additional information regarding this certification and training dates can be found here.
Certified Applicators are certified by the Arizona Office of Pest Management, Arizona Department of Agriculture, or the Environmental Protection Agency. Certified Applicators are authorized to apply ONLY general use pesticides within the Gila River Indian Community to include applications made at schools.
- Arizona Office of Pest Management pesticide applicator certifications
- Arizona Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator certifications
- Environmental Protection Agency applicator certification
Community Certified Applicators are certified by the Pesticide Control Office and are authorized to apply general use AND restricted use pesticides within the Gila River Indian Community. For a pesticide applicator to obtain this level of certification, they must complete an application which includes the submittal of their Environmental Protection Agency applicator certification credential and a nominal fee. Once an applicator completes the application packet, the Pesticide Control Office reviews the application packet and upon approval, issues the applicator the appropriate certification.
The following chart displays the certification categories and their respective pesticide use classifications: