Agricultural Pest Control Adviser

Licensing Agency

Department of Pesticide Regulation
Licensing and Certification Program
1001 I Street
Sacramento , CA 95814
(916) 445-4038

https://www.cdpr.ca.gov/

description

Any person who acts as an authority on agricultural pest control, or who offers a recommendation on any agricultural pest control, or who solicits services or sale of agricultural pest control methods.

Exemptions: Officials of federal, state and county departments of agriculture, and University of California personnel engaged in duties relating to agricultural use.

Fees: Initial application fee: $80; Renewal $70 each year.
Examination fee: $50
Examination Frequency: Every month, except for January, November, and December.
Exam Locations: Varies

Experience Requirement:
Option 1: Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in the Agricultural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Natural Sciences, or Pest Management with 42 semester units (63 quarter units) of college-level curriculum in the physical and biological sciences, crop health, pest management systems and methods, and production systems.

Option 2: Doctoral degree in Agricultural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Natural Sciences, or Pest Management.

Option 3: 24 months of technical experience as an assistant to a licensed Agricultural Pest Control Adviser and 42 semester units (63 quarter units) of college-level curricula in the physical and biological sciences, crop health, pest management systems and methods, and production systems.

Average Time to Process Application: 30 days.

Renewal Period: Biennially (every second year).

Special License Requirements: An applicant for an Agricultural Pest Control Adviser License must pass the laws and regulations examination, plus one or more of the following seven license categories:
Category A - Insects, Mites, and Other Invertebrates
Category B - Plant Pathogens
Category C - Nematodes
Category D - Vertebrate Pests
Category E - Weed Control
Category F - Defoliation
Category G - Plant Growth Regulators

Authority: Food and Agricultural Code, Section 11410, 11411, 12001, 12003 and 12021.