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LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION

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For example, if you have an Agricul- tural Pest Control Adviser License and a Qualified Applicator License you should sign the attendance sheet with your Pest Control Adviser license number.

Continuing Education Require- ments for New Advisers and Applica- tors. If you are a first-time adviser or applicator with a license or certificate that you have held for less than 12 months at renewal time, no continuing education hours are required for the renewal of the license or certificate. If you have held your initially issued license or certificate for 12 to 20 months at renewal time, one half of the two-year period of continuing educa- tion hours is required for the renewal of your license or certificate. If you have held your initially issued license or certificate for 21 to 24 months at renewal time, all of the hours for your particular license or certificate are required for renewal of your licensing. See Table 3-2.

License or Certificate Renewal

from M–Z, and of businesses whose name begins with a letter from M–Z, expire in odd-numbered years.

All licenses and certificates expire on December 31 of the “Valid Through” year on the licenses and certificates. Completed renewal applications, with appropriate fees, must be postmarked by December 31 to avoid a $10 late penalty. All required continuing education hours must be completed by December 31 of the expiration year, or your license or certificate cannot be renewed.

Anyone who has not possessed a valid license or certificate within 12 months of the date they apply for that same kind of license or certificate must pass the appropriate examinations before DPR will issue the license or certificate they seek. A license or certificate, including a renewal, is not valid until it has been issued by DPR.

Note: You must register annually with the county agricultural commis- sioner even when you obtain a two- year license or certificate, for the first time or through the renewal process.

Licenses or certificates of individuals whose last name begins with a letter from A–L, and of businesses whose name begins with a letter from A–L, expire in even-numbered years. Licenses or certificates of individuals whose last name begins with a letter

Applicator Responsibilities

If you apply pesticides either for hire or for your own personal use you must

  • use only pest control equipment that is in good repair and safe to operate

TABLE 3-2.

Continuing Education Hours Required for New Advisers and Applicators

Number of Months License or Certificate Valid Before Renewal

ADVISER HOURS

Less than 12 months

0

APPLICATOR HOURS

  • 0

    0

0

12 to 20 Months

20*

2*1

4*2

10*3

21 to 24 Months

40

41

82

203

  • *

    The laws and regulations hours for new advisers and applicators, and application equipment and

technique hours if applicable, are reduced by one-half the normal required amount. 1 Qualified Applicators possessing only Category H.

2 Qualified Applicators possessing only Category B or Q and currently possessing a valid Maintenance Gardener Pest Control Business License.

3 All other Qualified Applicators.

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