Private Applicator Training

Private Applicator Training

To register for these courses, go to Once you have registered for the course, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Conference Services will email you a confirmation of your registration, a receipt and the course enrollment key. For questions regarding the course content, please contact Dr. Mark Matocha at 979-845-1099 or by email at, or for more information, call our office at 979-845-1099. The course(s) will be delivered through The Extension Online Campus located at Students will need to create an account at before class begins.
Please contact the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service at (512) 305-8250 or (866) 918-4481 to begin your exam registration. Applicants must be pre-qualified by TDA prior to registering to take examinations with PSI Services.

The Texas Department of Agriculture lists step one to obtaining a Private Applicator License as “Attend a Private Pesticide Applicator training session FIRST”.  You can attend a Private Applicator training in person through your local County Extension Office, or you can attend the training in the privacy of your own home online with this new course.

Texas Department of Agriculture defines a private pesticide applicator as “someone who uses or supervises the use of restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticides or regulated herbicides to produce an agricultural commodity on:

Personally owned property;
Rented property;
Property owned by his or her employer;
Property under his or her general control; or
The property of another person if applied without compensation, other than the trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities.”

An agricultural commodity is a plant or animal grown for sale, lease, barter, feed, or human consumption and animals raised for farm or ranch work. No license is required to apply general-use pesticides to produce agricultural commodities.


Please Note: B-1648 – Using Pesticides Private Applicator Manual and B-5056 Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Laws and Regulations will be shipped to you as part of the price of the training after you register for this course.  There will not be a discount on the course if you already have the books.

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