Obtaining a Private Applicator License

Private Applicator License

A private applicator license is required for a person who uses or supervises the use of restricted use pesticides for the production of an agricultural commodity.  Examples of agricultural commodities include row crops, sod, hay, cattle, citrus and vegetable.

To become a licensed private applicator, you must attend a mandatory training course, pass an exam with a score of 70 or higher and then sign up to go take an exam at a company TDA has contracted with to administer exams for them.  Information on how to sign up to take the class will be covered during the class. The private applicator license is valid for 5 years. By the end of the five year  licensing period, you must obtain 15 hours of continuing education in order to renew the license for another five years.

For agricultural producers in Cameron and Hidalgo Counties (others are welcomed). Click on the date below for a letter that explains all the details about the training, including time, location, fees, etc.

RSVP is required as seating is limited.  RSVP at the Hidalgo County Extension Office at 956-383-1026.

2017 Private Applicator Schedule:

February 8, 2017
May 2, 2017
September 7, 2017
November 1, 2017

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