Texas Department of Agriculture
Application for Technician and Certified Applicator License

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How to apply for your license using the online application

This application is intended for applicants that are applying for a new certified applicator, a technician license or an apprentice registration, or are applying for an additional license type (commercial, noncommercial, or noncommercial political). If you are attempting to renew a current license or a license that has been expired for less than 365 days visit the Texas Structural Pest Control Service website for instructions to renew your license.

Before you begin the application process you will need to gather the following information:

  • The business license number (TPCL Number including any branch number)
  • Business name or noncommercial entity name. Examples of a noncommercial entity: a governmental entity, apartment building, day-care center, hospital, nursing home, hotel, motel, lodge, warehouse, food-processing establishment, school or educational institution, etc.
  • Applicant's Social Security Number
  • Legal Name of Individual applying for the license
  • Applicant's Date of Birth
  • Applicant's Date of Hire
  • Applicant's Drivers License number and state issued
  • Applicant's previous employment history
  • Applicant's applicable college transcript information

License Type Definitions:

Commercial - employees of a business that provides pest control services for hire.

Noncommercial - employee that provides pest control services only on the property of their employer - such as an apartment building, day-care center, hospital, nursing home, hotel, motel, lodge, warehouse, food-processing establishment, school or educational institution.

Inactive - license that reflects certification, but which prohibits the technician or certified applicator from doing any pest control services for compensation. These individuals are not associated with a pest control business or a noncommercial entity.

Noncommercial Political - employee that provides pest control services only on the property of their employer and their employer is a governmental entity.

Be sure to notify your employer that you will not be able to practice while you wait for your license.

For individuals applying for a Technician License or an Apprentice Registration you must complete and submit an Application for Technician License within 10 days of beginning your apprentice training.

Your application for technician or certified applicator license will be reviewed by staff. Once you are determined eligible for the license and to sit for the exam(s), you will be sent a letter to the address provided, giving you instructions for scheduling the exam(s).

Disclosure of Social Security Number is mandatory under Texas Occupations Code Chapter 1951.


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