(415 ILCS 60/12) (from Ch. 5, par. 812)
    Sec. 12. Licensed operator. No pesticide operator shall use any pesticides without a pesticide operator license issued by the Director.
    1. Application for an operator license shall be made in writing on designated forms available from the Director. Each application shall contain information regarding the nature of applicants pesticide use, his qualifications, and such other facts as prescribed on the form. The application shall also include the following:
        A. The full name of applicant.
        B. The address of the applicant.
        C. The name of and license/certification number of
    
the pesticide applicator under whom the applicant will work.
    2. The Director shall not issue a pesticide operator license until the individual identified has demonstrated his competence and knowledge regarding pesticide use in accordance with Section 9 of this Act.
    3. The Director shall not issue an operator license to any person who is unable to provide the name and license/certification number of an applicator under whom the operator will work.
    4. For the years preceding the year 2001, a licensed commercial operator working for or under the supervision of a certified licensed commercial pesticide applicator shall pay an annual fee of $25. For the years 2001, 2002, and 2003, the annual fee for a commercial operator license is $30. For the years 2004, 2005, and 2006, the annual fee for a commercial operator license is $35. For the years 2007 through 2017, the annual fee for a commercial operator license is $40. For the years 2018 and thereafter, the fee for a multi-year commercial operator license is $120. The late application fee for an operator license shall be $20 in addition to the normal license fee. A licensed operator shall be assessed a fee of $10 for a duplicate license.
    5. For the years 2011 through 2017, the commercial not-for-hire pesticide operator license fee shall be $15. For the years 2018 and thereafter, the fee for a multi-year commercial not-for-hire pesticide operator license is $45. The late application fee for a commercial not-for-hire operator license shall be $20 in addition to the normal license fee. A commercial not-for-hire operator shall be assessed a fee of $10 for a duplicate license.
(Source: P.A. 99-540, eff. 1-1-17; 100-115, eff. 8-15-17.)