Pesticides Branch

Overview of major regulations affecting pesticide use In Hawaii

Regulates the distribution and use of pesticides to ensure safety and availability of important pesticides. List of licensed pesticides and nonchemical devices available.

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA), Pesticides Branch regulates the manufacture, sale, and use of pesticides in the State of Hawaii.

This section acquaints you with just some of the regulations.

For more information, contact the HDOA’s Pesticides Branch at (808) 973-9402.

Some Commonly Asked Questions

Pesticides Rules and Laws

History and Overview of Pesticide Regulations

Pesticide Branch Contacts



Various fees may apply. Please contact [email protected] or call (808) 973 – 9402.

  • Certification of applicators for the purchase and use of restricted use products
  • Certification of dealer representatives for the sale of restricted use pesticides
  • Guidance and training on the use of any pesticide product
  • Worker Protection Standard Trainings



For information on coffee leaf rust and the use of the fungicide, Priaxor® Xemium, go to:


The State of Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Agriculture are working together to help to address community concerns about pesticide use in Hawaii through a series of initiatives that include surface water testing, emergency response training, a statewide pesticide reporting program among other programs.

To view the news release on the announcement of these initiatives, click here.
To link to the DOH Hazard Evaluation & Emergency Response website with more information, click here.


The dengue outbreak on Hawaii Island has prompted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue information on the use of insect repellents to protect against mosquito-borne diseases. To view the advisory, click here.

Licensing, Registration, Certification



  • Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Training Videos for Workers and Handlers in Hawai`i
    To view new WPS training videos, click here
  • School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Grants
    EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) has launched an initiative to promote expanded use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in schools. To provide greater protection for children’s health by employing IPM as a pollution prevention tool, EPA is increasing its commitment to school IPM and redirecting resources to increase the attention and support given to school IPM programs. This effort is intended to accelerate the move from demonstration to the implementation of school IPM to ensure that the millions of children in our nation’s schools will benefit from the protection afforded by quality IPM programs.

Or call toll free 1-800-858-7378 (7:30 am – 3:30 pm PT Monday – Friday)