Applicator License (Structural Pest Control)

Licensing Agency

Department of Consumer Affairs
Structural Pest Control Board
2005 Evergreen Street, Ste 1500
Sacramento , CA 95815-3831
(916) 561-8700


Persons in employ of a registered company who apply insecticide, pesticide, rodenticide, or allied chemical or substance in Branch 2 (general pest control) or Branch 3 (wood destroying pests & organisms).

Examination: $55
License: $10
Renewal: $10
Live Scan: $49 plus fingerprint-rolling fee established by each individual location.

Examination Frequency: Examinations given on a daily basis, an applicant can re-take the examination every 15 days.

Exam Locations: At most county Agriculture Commission offices.

Experience Requirement: N/A

Average Time to Process Application: 10 business days.

Renewal Period: Up to three fiscal years for renewal of initial license, three years for renewals thereafter. At least 12 hrs of continuing education required to renew license.

Special License Requirements: 18 years of age or older.

Authority: Business and Professions Code, Division 3, Chapter 14.