Requires that you must be licensed by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) in order to lawfully use a restricted-use pesticide, state-limited-use pesticide or regulated herbicides.
Applying pesticides for hire or as part of your job?
Individuals who want to apply any pesticides (regardless of use classification) to plants, trees, shrubs, grass or other horticultural plants for hire must be licensed by either the Texas Department of Agriculture 3A ag category or the Structural Pest Control Service (SPCS). Click here for more information. Applicators who apply only fertilizer do not need to be licensed.
Types of Licenses
To determine which type of license you may need click here. Select links below to learn more about each license.
Re-certification & CEUs
Liberty County Extension Office – routinely host CEU classes and also have Last Chance Video CEUs in our office available for you to view (by appointment only), please call our office for more information on these CEU opportunities or to schedule an appointment to view the Last Chance Videos 936-334-3230. Videos can be viewed by new applicators, but may not be repeated by licensed pesticide applicator two consecutive years for CEU credit.
Additional Online CEU Resources – Courses can be viewed by new applicators, but may not be repeated by licensed pesticide applicator two consecutive years for CEU credit.
Herbicide – Mode of Action CEU – Those who participate in this course will learn about herbicides, different modes of action, and different herbicide families. Pesticide applicators looking to receive 1 hour of credit for TDA pesticide general CEU can be earned with this course.
Minimizing Spray Drift CEU – This course is for Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicators seeking TDA continuing education units (CEUs). This course provides 1- Drift Minimization CEU. Applicators who complete the course will gain knowledge of the factors affecting pesticide drift, such as inversion, spray nozzles, and drift factors.
Aerial Applicator CEU Course – This course provides two CEUs to TDA agricultural applicators. Aerial applicators will receive the required credits for drift minimization and safety addressing human factors. All TDA applicators who complete the course will gain knowledge of spray drift minimization as well as pesticide safety.
Pesticide Labels Database