Our Texas Pest Control Courses are designed to help agricultural private, commercial and noncommercial applicators satisfy their training needs. In addition, we also offer Texas Pest Control Courses designed to provide the training required for structural technicians and apprentices. Note: Structural certified applicators are required to obtain their training via live training classes and will receive no credit for completing one of our online Texas pest control courses.
**Our Texas Pest Control Course options are found at the bottom of this page.**
Private Applicator – 15 CEUs
A Private Applicator must obtain at least 15 CEUs prior to renewing his license. This must include at least 2 CEUs in Laws & Regulations and 2 CEUs in Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Up to 10 CEUs may be obtained via an online or correspondence course.
Commercial and NonCommercial Applicators – 5 CEUs
An AgriculturalCommercial or NonCommercial Applicator must obtain 5 CEUs prior to renewing his license. A minimum of 1 CEU each must come from at least two of the following categories: Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Laws & Regulations, and Drift Minimization. A Commercial or NonCommercial Applicator may only recertify his license via an online course on an every other year basis (once every two years).
Structural Commercial and NonCommercial Applicators
Structural Commercial and NonCommercial Applicators must obtain their training via live training classes and will receive no credit for taking one of our online Texas pest control courses.
Structural Technician – 8 CEUs
A Structural Technician must complete 8 hours of training during the calendar year (January 1 – December 31) preceding the date of his license renewal. A technician will receive hour for hour credit if a department approved continuing education course is completed. Online Classes are allowed to recertify a Technician license.
Structural Apprentice – 20 General classroom hours, 8 classroom hours in Each Category , and 40 Hours on-the-job training in Each Category in which the apprentice is to provide pest control services.
Upon completion and documentation of the required study and on the job training and demonstrating competency in each area, the apprentice may work alone provided a certified applicator is physically present for personal instruction 3 days per week. The studies and job training required before an apprentice may work alone are as follows:
(1) complete at least two hours of classroom training in each of the following subjects: (A) federal and state laws that regulate the industry; (B) recognition of pests and pest damage; (C) pesticide labels and label comprehension; (D) pesticide safety; (E) environmental protection; (F) application equipment and techniques; (G) pesticide formulations and actions; (H) emergency procedures, pesticide cleanup and procedures for immediate reporting of spills and misapplication; (I) basic principles of mathematics, chemistry, toxicology and entomology; and (J) nonchemical pest control techniques, including biological, mechanical and integrated pest management techniques. (Classified as 20 Hours General classroom training)
(2) Complete at least 40 hours of verifiable on-the-job training and 8 hours classroom training in each category in which the apprentice is to provide pest control services.
* The responsible certified applicator must maintain the verifiable training records and certification for each apprentice in the business files. These are to be kept at least 2 years from the training or certification date.*