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Pesticide Private Applicator Training
April 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$60
This course is designed for people who wish to obtain a Private Pesticide Applicator License with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). Along with the course, you will also receive the Texas Private Applicator Manual (B-1648) as well as the laws and regulations manual (B-5056). The manuals are utilized during the course.
At the conclusion of the course you will receive documentation to be used in securing a test date.
A private pesticide applicator is someone who uses or supervises the use of restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticides or regulated herbicides to produce an agricultural commodity on:
- Personally owned property
- Rented property
- Property owned by his or her employer
- Property under his or her general control or
- The property of another person if applied without compensation, other than the trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities.
An agricultural commodity is a plant or animal grown for sale, lease, barter, feed or human consumption and animals raised for farm or ranch work. No license is required to apply general-use pesticides to produce agricultural commodities.
Important: If an applicant has any questions about licensing or exam categories, please contact TDA at 1-800-835-5832 or 512-463-7622.
Texas Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Pesticide Program
P.O. Box 12847
Austin, TX 78711
The training begins at 9:00am and lasts about 4 hours.
Registration fee (including books): $60 (payable by check or cash.)
Please register ahead of time so we can order your manuals.