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Testing for Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) pesticide applicator licenses will be held at the Wichita County Extension office beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. This testing will be for all classes of TDA pesticide applicator licenses: Private, Commercial, and Non-Commercial. Pre-registration is required. Call TDA at (214) 631-0265 to pre-register.


Commercial and Non-Commercial Pesticide applicator licenses require successful completion of three exams – General, Laws & Regulations, and subject area. There is no charge for taking the General and Laws & Regulations exams. Subject area exams cost $24 each, and the fee must be paid by check or money order. Subject areas include: Field Crop Pest Control, Weed & Brush Control in Pasture & Rangeland, Ornamental & Turf Pest Control, Right-of-Way Pest Control, Aerial, Vector (mosquito), and Aquatic Plant & Animal Pest Control. A complete listing of subject area exams can be obtained by calling the TDA regional office at (214) 631-0265. Study materials for Commercial and Non-Commercial applicator exams can be purchased through the Texas AgriLife Extension website:


Persons seeking to acquire a Private Pesticide Applicator’s license must attend a Private Applicator training prior to the test date. The Wichita County Extension office will hold a Private Applicator training on Tuesday, March 22, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Wichita County Extension office. Pre-registration is required and study materials cost $20. Contact the Wichita County Extension office at (940) 716-8610 or your local county extension office for more information. The Wichita County Extension office is located on the second floor of the County Courthouse Annex at 600 Scott Street (corner of 6th and Scott streets) in downtown Wichita Falls.


The next date for General pesticide applicator testing in Wichita Falls will be May 25, 2011, and will be held in Wichita Falls the fourth Wednesday of every other month throughout 2011. A complete list of all regularly scheduled TDA Pesticide Applicator Exam dates can be found on the TDA website at Private Applicator training and testing dates are also scheduled periodically by local County AgriLife Extension offices.


Persons seeking to acquire a license for indoor termite/pest control or any other category covered by the Structural Pest Control Service must contact the SPCS at (866) 918-4481. For information go to the SPCS website at Please note that exams for Structural Pest Control Service licenses are NOT currently being offered in Wichita Falls.


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