ATTENTION: 

Thank you for your interest in our course. As of December 9, 2019 we have started transitioning to a new learning experience.

All current users that accessed the course prior to December 9 will have access to this site until May 2020.

All new learners after December 9, 2019 will need to click here to complete the curriculum.



This course is designed to assist pest management companies in training new employees.  In addition, untrained personnel from local and state governments, industry, and institutions (such as school districts) will benefit greatly from participation in this training program. The goal of this course is to provide technician apprentices and other employees with an opportunity to receive 20 hours of in-depth training relating to the 20 hours of “classroom” training required by the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service. Topics covered include: Applicator Certification and Licensing, State and Federal Laws, Environmental Protection, General Safety, Entomology, Pesticide mode of action, Pesticide Label Comprehension, Application Equipment, and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

For Questions or to enroll contact Mark Matocha - mmatocha@ag.tamu.edu - 979-845-1099. 

Apprentice – According to Structural Pest Control Laws and Regulations, an apprentice is a person, who is registered by a business or noncommercial entity to train for a technician license, has not passed the technician examination, and who performs pest control services under the direct supervision of a licensed technician or a certified applicator. An apprentice may work only for the business or noncommercial entity for which they are registered.

ATTENTION: 

Thank you for your interest in our course. As of December 9, 2019 we have started transitioning to a new learning experience.

All current users that accessed the course prior to December 9 will have access to this site until May 2020.

All new learners after December 92019 will need to click here to complete the curriculum.

This course is designed for Pesticide Applicators in Texas, who will learn crucial information that will prepare them to take the Private Applicator Exam

administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

A private pesticide applicator is someone who uses or supervises the use of restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticides or regulated herbicides to produce an agricultural commodity on:

  • Personally owned property;
  • Rented property;
  • Property owned by his or her employer;
  • Property under his or her general control; or
  • The property of another person if applied without compensation, other than the trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities.

***AN APPLICATOR CANNOT RETEST FOR A NEW LICENSE UNTIL 1 YEAR AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THEIR OLD LICENSE***

For Questions or to enroll contact Mark Matocha - mmatocha@ag.tamu.edu - 979-845-1099.