Private Application Trainings for 2021
If you plan on using a state limited use or state restricted use pesticide, such as Grazon P+D, 2 4-D, Weedmaster, etc., and need a license, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service will be hosting several Private Applicator Training during 2021 at the Austin County Extension Office. Books and study materials for the course may to be purchased ahead of time at the Extension Office for $40.00. A registration fee of $10.00 will be charged for the training. The registration fee will include the training and additional study materials. The training will begin at 1pm and conclude about 5pm, on the following Fridays:
- July 30, 2021
- November 30, 2021
The Texas Department of Agriculture who over sees the testing and administration of Applicator Licensing has contracted with PSI Services to administer the exam for agriculture pesticide applicator licensing. Applicants will coordinate testing with PSI at one of their 22 locations around Texas. Details on the process, locations, cost, and other pertinent information will be provided at the training to help applicants complete the licensing process. Once an applicant has completed the training and pass the exam with a score of 70 or above, they will you will be eligible to apply for your Private Applicator License, which will allow you to purchase all state limited use and restricted use pesticides used in agriculture.
Important: If an applicant has any questions about licensing or exam categories, please contact TDA at 1-800-835-5832 or 512-463-7622. Texas Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Pesticide Program P.O. Box 12847 Austin, TX 78711.
If you have any questions, please contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Stacie Villarreal at 979-865-2072.
Stacie M. Villarreal, MS
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
County Extension Agent- Agriculture & Natural Resource │Austin County