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Pesticide Applicator Reciprocal Agreements

The Texas Department of Agriculture has agreements to reciprocate pesticide applicator licenses with several states.  Applicators who apply for a reciprocal license with TDA must be current and in good standing in their home state.  Only commercial or noncommercial applicators may reciprocate.  Applicators must pass TDA's general standards exam and pay the required license fee. Commercial applicators must prove financial responsibility.  Applicators must have passed a similar category test in their originating state to be licensed in that category with TDA.  Commercial and noncommercial licenses are valid for a year from the date issued, and applicators must earn five continuing education units each year to keep the licenses current.

 

To apply, nonresident pesticide applicators should contact their state department of agriculture and request that the applicator's test scores be faxed to TDA at (888) 216-9865.  The applicator then needs complete an Application for Commercial Pesticide License or an Application for Noncommercial Applicator License and return it to TDA with the correct fee.  The applicator will then need to pass TDA's general standards exam.  TDA has contracted with PSI Services for all applicator exams.  Please visit PSI's web site or call 800-733-9267 for availability.

TDA licensed pesticide applicators who wish to reciprocate with another state should contact TDA to have their exam scores faxed to that state's department of agriculture.  The applicator will then need to contact that state to see what additional tests or requirements are necessary. 

 

TDA reciprocates with the states below in most agricultural application categories.  For more specific information on categories, contact TDA at (800) 835-5832 or (512) 463-7622.

 

Arkansas

Most field crops, right-of-way, no aerial application

Indiana

Most field crops, right-of-way, aerial application

Kansas

Most field crops, right-of-way, no aerial application

Louisiana

Most field crops, right-of-way, aerial application

Minnesota

Most field crops, right-of-way, aerial application



Mississippi

Most field crops, right-of-way, aerial application

Nebraska

Most field crops, right-of-way, aerial application



New Mexico


Most field crops, right-of-way, no aerial application



Ohio

Most categories including aerial application 

Oklahoma 

Most field crops, right-of-way, no aerial application

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