Common Questions Regarding NC Pesticide Licenses
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The NCDA&CS Pesticide Division administers pesticide license and fees. NC State University and N.C. Cooperative Extension do not keep these records. We have a great working relationship and partner with the NCDA & CS for many projects and efforts. However, we do not administer the pesticide licenses. As such, if you have problems or concerns with your pesticide license, the best action is to contact this division at 919-733-3556. Below are some common questions we have received lately.
Question: When will I get my license renewal notification?
Answer: Normally the NCDA&CS Pesticide Division mails information regarding pesticide licenses in July and again in December. It is up to the individual to make a payment. Payments can be made any time one wishes to make a payment via their webpage or mail.
Question: How many hours do I have?
Answer: Again, we do not administer this information. A webpage has been designed to provide this information but it requires one to set up an account and log in to obtain this information. Each person must do this on their own. N.C. Cooperative Extension does not have such records.
Question: Why can’t you look up my hours for me?
Answer: There are many reasons this does not happen. First, as noted above, it requires login information. Since computers automatically record personal data and login information for re-use, we must be careful to ensure our systems do not inadvertently acquire and store anyone else’s perosnal data. We go to extremes to do such! Secondly, there are over 50,000 individuals within NC that have such a license. Our mandate states that should we provide a service or educational event, we offer it to everyone. We simply lack time and other resources to provide over 50,000 people with their current credit hours. Lastly, there may be (and almost always seems to be) some discrepancy regarding your records and what is online. As such, each individual must clarify this information on their own. We cannot do this for you.
Question: Why can’t I find classes that I need?
Answer: There may be multiple reasons for this. The first is that you may be l looking for a specific category within months that there are no such classes available. A great example is that Category V, Safety Classes for Private Applicators, must be credited by the end of September each year. As such, there are rarely many, if any, Category V classes between October and December. Another reason is that now that online classes and fee-based classes are available almost upon demand, fewer face-to-face classes are provided. Lastly, as always, we humans make mistakes! Check to make sure you did not set the wrong criteria when seeking classes. Check the criteria and run the query again. If you get the same results, contact the NCDA&CS Pesticide Division. They may have made an error during entry. Again, all of have the potential to make a mistake!