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Digital Pesticide Applicator License

Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) pesticide applicators can now access and display their license digitally within the myColorado™ app! Learn more about CDA's Pesticides Program. 

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Access your Digital Pesticide Applicator License


Things to Know

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Pesticide Applicator License FAQs

Can I apply and pay for my Pesticide Applicator License via the myColorado app?

No, you will still have to apply for licensure through the Colorado Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator Online Portal.

When will I see my license update?

Any changes to your applicator license status will be reflected in the app as soon as the phone has broadband connectivity.

Where do I find my applicator number?

If you are already licensed, your ID is on your current license.  New applicators should look for the confirmation email sent by CDA. This email is typically sent within five days of paying your fees, and is delivered to the address provided in your application. The new license number will be included in the email.

What happens if my license expires?

If your applicator license expires, an "expired" notification will appear.

I have Continuing Education Credit (CEC), how can I view that in the app?

Continuing Education Credit status is available on digital applicator licenses. Your CECs will update periodically or you can manually refresh your license.

Troubleshooting Tips

What can I do if I entered the wrong applicator license number?

If you entered the wrong applicator license number, you will receive a pop-up notification indicating that a license was not found and to try again. If you entered your license number correctly and are still having issues, please contact the Colorado Department of Agriculture to verify 1) you have opted-in to digital delivery of your applicator license or 2) that the information on your file matches your driver license or state-issued ID.

For Private Applicator licenses contact 303-869-9064 or email privateapplicator@state.co.us

For Qualified Supervisor/Certified Operator licenses contact 303-869-9065 or email pesticidesprogram@state.co.us


Why is my applicator license not loading in the app?

Verify you have opted-in through the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) Pesticide Applicator Licensing Online Portal, and that your license is not canceled, refunded, voided, etc. Applications can take several business days to process; however, your digital license should be available immediately upon CDA approval of your application. 


I opted-in prior to realizing my smartphone doesn't meet myColorado app requirements.

Please contact the appropriate division to request a refund.

For Private Applicator licenses contact 303-869-9064 or email privateapplicator@state.co.us.

For Qualified Supervisor/Certified Operator licenses contact 303-869-9065 or email pesticidesprogram@state.co.us.


I lost/did not receive my email from CDA containing my new license number.

For Private Applicator licenses contact 303-869-9064 or email privateapplicator@state.co.us.

For Qualified Supervisor/Certified Operator licenses contact 303-869-9065 or email pesticidesprogram@state.co.us.


What can I do if my updated Continuing Education Credits are not showing on the back of the license?


Please "refresh" your license in the myColorado App by clicking on the circle arrows at the top of your license screen, this will refresh your license and if your CEC have been posted, they should now be shown on the back of your license. If after refreshing your CECs are still incorrect and enough time has passed to ensure they have been posted, please contact the Colorado Department of Agriculture at:


  For Private Applicator licenses contact 303-869-9064 or email privateapplicator@state.co.us

  For Qualified Supervisor/Certified Operator licenses contact 303-869-9065 or email pesticidesprogram@state.co.us