California Occupational License
Department of Pesticide Regulation
Qualified Applicator Certificate
Licensing and Certification Program
Licensing Agency Contact Information:
License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
||1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Any person who uses or supervises the use of federally restricted use pesticides or state restricted materials for any purpose or on any property other than that provided by the definition of private applicator. This certificate is also required by anyone who is in the business of landscape maintenance and performs pest control that is incidental to such a business.
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Application fee: $40
Renewal: $30 per year
Examination Frequency: Every month, except for January, November, and December.
Exam Locations: Sacramento, Salinas, Arcadia, Temecula, Visalia, Oxnard, Fontana.
Experience Requirement: N/A
Average Time to Process Application: 30 days.
Renewal Period: Biennially (every second year).
Special License Requirements: An applicant for the Qualified Applicator Certificate must pass the Laws and Regulations Examination and at least one of the following pest control category examinations:
A - Residential, Industrial & Institutional
B - Landscape Maintenance
C - Right-of-Way
D - Plant Agriculture
E - Forest
F - Aquatic
G - Regulatory
H - Seed Treatment
I - Animal Agriculture
J - Demonstration and Research
K - Health Related
L - Wood Preservation
M - Antifouling Paints (Tributyltin)
N - Sewer Line Root Control
O - Field Fumigation
P - Microbial Pest Control
Q - Maintenance Gardener (Laws, Regulations, and Basic Principles exam is not required)
Special License Requirements: Each Qualified Applicator Certificate holder must obtain 20 hours of approved continuing education during each two-year certificate period.
Authority: Food and Agricultural Code, Section 11704, 14151-14153.1; California Code of Regulations, Section 6000, 6000.2, and 6404.
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|Pest Control Workers ||372021 |