(415 ILCS 60/11) (from Ch. 5, par. 811)
    Sec. 11. Certified Pesticide Applicators. No person shall use or supervise the use of pesticides classified for restricted use without a license issued by the Director. Persons licensed or desiring to be licensed as certified pesticide applicators shall comply with the certification requirements as set forth in Section 9 of this Act in order to protect public health and the environment, including injury to the applicator or other persons using these pesticides.
    An applicant for certification as a private pesticide applicator shall meet qualification requirements prescribed by regulation. The application for certification shall be made in writing to the Director, on forms available from the Director or the local county agricultural extension adviser's office and be accompanied by payment of a $10 license fee in the years preceding the year 2001. During the years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006, the private pesticide applicator license fee shall be $15. During the years 2007 through 2010, the private pesticide applicator license fee shall be $20. For the years 2011 and thereafter, the private pesticide applicator license fee shall be $30. A private pesticide applicator shall be assessed a fee of $5 for a duplicate license. Such application shall include:
        A. The full name of the applicant.
        B. The mailing address of the applicant.
        C. The documents required as evidence of competence
    
and knowledge regarding the use of pesticides.
    Certification, as a private pesticide applicator, issued by the Director shall be valid for a period prescribed by regulation. The Director shall develop regulatory standards to ensure that certified private pesticide applicators continue to meet the requirements of a changing technology and assure a continued level of competence and ability.
(Source: P.A. 96-1310, eff. 7-27-10.)