Frequently Asked Questions
Are your courses state approved?
Yes! All of our courses are state approved. Approval numbers are listed after the course title.
What classifications of applicator's licensing does California have?
The California Plant Board recognizes the following classification of applicator licensing:
- Agricultural Pest Control Advisor – An individual who offers a recommendation on pesticide application.
- Qualified Applicator Certification - An individual who supervises the application of restricted use materials or if you own a business that gardens and performs pest control.
- Pest Control Aircraft Pilot Certificate Licensing – Individuals who apply pesticides by aircraft.
- Noncommercial Applicators – Firms, persons, or government agencies who apply or oversee the application of restricted use pesticides and do not qualify as private applicators.
What are the categories and subcategories for California pesticide licensing?
The State of California currently has 10 categories and subcategories for pesticide licensing. Applicators holding a commercial license will need to pass the core exam along with at least one of these specialties.
Agricultural Pest Control Advisor
A Insects, Mites, and Other Invertebrates
B Plant Pathogens
D Vertebrate Pests
E Weed Control
G Plant Growth Regulators
Qualified Applicator Certification
A Residential, Industrial, and Institutional
B Landscape Maintenance
D Plant Agriculture
H Seed Treatment
I Animal Agriculture
J Demonstration and Research
K Health Related
L Wood Preservative
M Antifouling Tributyltin
N Sewer Line Root Control
O Field Fumigation
P Microbial Pest Control
Q Maintenance Gardener