Pesticide Licenses

Texas Pesticide Law

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.

Private Applicator License overview

Training – Liberty County Extension Office at 936-334-3230 for information on local trainings or register for online training here.
Testing by Texas Department of Agriculture through PSI Services

Commercial/Noncommercial License overview

Training by Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Testing by Texas Department of Agriculture through PSI Services

Structural Pest Control Service License overview

Training by Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Testing by Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service

School IPM Coordinator Program overview, training, and more

 

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Online CEU Resources

Herbicide Mode of Action Online – 1 General CEU

Drift Minimization Online – 1 Drift Minimization CEU

Texas Department of Agriculture CEU search site – good for both Structural and Agricultural licenses

Texas Department of Agriculture Course Provider Listing

Pesticide Labels Database

Crop Data Management System Pesticide Label Database

 

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