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Licensed in Texas

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Lance L, Sep 13, 2002.

  1. Lance L

    Lance L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 330

    Looking for some help getting started. Im in the dallas area any licensed applictors in that area?

  2. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 533

    Hi, Lance. I'm not in the Dallas area, but I'm in Houston. To get certified to apply pesticides in Texas, a good info resource to start with is the following URL:


    I ordered my books from the extension service and will probably take the exam Oct/Nov

    Hope this helps.
  3. Use the link rkbrown gave and go talk to your local county extension agent. I talked to mine and he showed me which books I needed to purchase and was a big help answering questions I had. (now just have to find more time to study!):dizzy:
  4. Lance L

    Lance L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 330

    k thanks alot
  5. Hodge

    Hodge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    rkbrown is right I just ordered by books total of $41.00 including shipping. You will have to take 3 tests and obtain insurance.

    Licensing Requirements

    Must pass 3 exams: General Examination, Laws and Regulations and a TDA exam

    Applicants for a commercial applicator license must:

    Pass the TDA general examination, laws and regulations examination and at least one category/subcategory examination other than aerial application or demonstration & research pest control;
    Provide the required certification of financial responsibility;
    Submit an application with a nonrefundable fee of $150; and
    Not have been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude in the last five years

    After passing the general exam, laws and regulations exam and at least one category other than aerial application or demonstration & research pest control, the applicator must submit a license application with the appropriate license fee. In addition, commercial applicators must provide certification of financial responsibility in the amount of $100,000 property damage and $100,000 bodily injury per occurrence.


    Region 2

    North Texas TDA Regional Office
    Regal Tech Center
    1720 Regal Row, Suite 118
    Dallas, TX 75235
    1st Friday

    TDA Categories are

    Ornamental Plant and Turf Control
    A. Plant Pest & Weed Control*

    *Applicators who license in this category and are hired to apply pesticides to plants, trees, shrubs, grass or other horticultural plants must also have a TDA nursery floral certificate. Contact TDA for more details.

    The only question I have is the example test they provide with the indicated study pages... if I just study this would I pass the exams.... The books are extensive especially the legal statements of Laws and Regs????

    Also can anybody help out with local (TX) insurance agents for applicators?

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