LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION
Qualified Applicator License and Certificate Pest Control Categories
Residential, Industrial, and Institutional
Demonstration and Research
Wood Preservation (subcategory of A and C).
Antifouling-Tributyltin (subcategory of A).
Sewer Line Root Control (subcategory of A).
Maintenance Gardener (subcategory of B).
number. If your business has employ- ees, you must also include each of the following:
County Registration. Once you have secured a Pest Control Business License, before you conduct any work you must register with the agricultural commissioner in each county in which you intend to operate your pest control business. Most counties require a fee for registration of the principal office location and for each branch office location. Registration is required annually and covers one calendar year. Contact the county agricultural commissioner for more information.
• name of the worker’s compensation insurance carrier • policy number • policy expiration date In addition, you must provide proof of financial responsibility for damages resulting from your pest control work. You can satisfy this requirement by submitting evidence of one of the following:
• liability insurance • a Surety Bond • a Certificate of Deposit in the DPR Director’s name You cannot be issued a Pest Control Business License unless all of these requirements are satisfied.
Pest Control Equipment. If you engage in the business of pest control for hire you must conspicuously and legibly identify each piece of equip- ment you use for mixing or applying pesticides. You must mark each ground