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Agricultural Applicators

The Texas Pesticide Law requires that you must be licensed or certified by TDA in order to lawfully use a restricted-use pesticide, state-limited-use pesticide or regulated herbicides.

Agricultural applicators must keep records of pesticide applications for two years.
Commercial agricultural applicators must have insurance and register their pesticide equipment.
All applicators must obtain continuing education units (CEUs) to renew their license.

Types of Agricultural Licenses (click here for definitions):

For a list of currently licensed agricultural applicators, go to the pesticide applicators publications page.

CLICK HERE to access the New Online eApply site to submit Commercial, Non-Commercial, and Non-Commercial Political Applications.


Convenience Testing for Agricultural Pesticide Applicator Exams June 1, 2014
TDA has partnered with PSI Services LLC to administer TDA agricultural pesticide applicator exams which began June 1.  Convenience testing offers more opportunities to test at a date and location convenient to applicators.  Applicants for a license will complete an application and submit license fees to TDA.  After they receive an account number from TDA, they will be able to go to PSI’s web site or call 800-733-9267 and register for the test at one of 22 locations. This will expand the number of testing opportunities, reduce the wait time for exam sessions and increase flexibility and convenience in scheduling exams.  Please see the information pages for complete information about how to obtain a license.  
Private Pesticide Applicator                 
Commercial/Noncommercial/Noncommercial Political Subdivision