The Texas Department of Agriculture is the regulatory agency in Texas on pesticide use and application from residential to commercial use. In Texas, a pesticide license is required to purchase or apply regulated, restricted-use or state-limited use pesticides. Applicators may need one of four licenses to apply pesticides in Texas. The licenses are the commercial, non-commercial, non-commercial political subdivision and private applicators license. Structural pest control licenses are available as well. 

For those needing a commercial, non-commercial or private applicator's license with the Texas Department of Agriculture, testing will be offered on the fourth Wednesday of each even numbered month here in Tyler. The testing will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Office at 1517 W. Front St., Suite 116, in the Cotton Belt Building. The first testing date will be June 26. Please contact our office at 903-590-2980 for reservations. Study material order forms are available for the non-commercial and commercial applicators. 

For those needing a private applicator license, study manuals and all the handouts are available for purchase at our office for $40. This includes the general and laws and regulations manuals with study handouts. An additional $10 training fee, cash or check, will be charged the day of the training as well.  The next training is scheduled for June 24, 2013 from 1-5 p.m. with the testing to take place on June 26 with all the other exams. Color photo identification should be brought to the testing site. You may also use a calculator on the exam. Please call for more details. Again, the training is required in advance of the testing for all those seeking a private applicator license.

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