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How do you apply for a private pesticide applicator license in Texas?

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Apply for a private pesticide applicator license in the state of Texas by participating in a Private Pesticide Applicator training session from a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, submit a Private Pesticide Applicator license form and submit it to the Texas Department of Agriculture. You must then pass the official license exam through PSI Services with a score of 70 percent or more to obtain your license, as of 2015.

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A private pesticide applicator license is necessary to legally utilize restricted-use and state-limited-use pesticides on any private property with the intent of growing agricultural commodities. The application process for the license begins by taking an official training session through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension program, which covers the potential hazards of the materials and the methods of handling them safely for the user and the environment. Upon completing the class, you receive a Training Verification form which serves as proof of your participation in the training.

Next, you need to obtain and fill out a Private Pesticide Applicator license form from the Department of Agriculture and submit it along with the Training Verification form and a processing fee. Once the department processes and accepts your application, you receive an account number in the mail that you may use to register for the final licensing exam. You may take the exam online at PSIExams.com or at any of the company's locations across the state.

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