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Texas Department of Agriculture – Pesticide Programs http://www.agr.state.tx.us/agr/program_render/0,1987,1848_5319_0_0,00.html?channelId=5319
Find all the laws and regulations related to pesticide use in your state. There is also a searchable database for state-registered pesticides and certified pesticide applicators (commercial and private). In addition, information on becoming certified and licensed as a Private Pesticide Applicator is available. Specific links of interest include:
Registered Pesticides http://www.agr.state.tx.us/agr/program_render/0,1987,1848_5537_0_0,00.html?channelId=5537 , which allows you to search for pesticides registered for use in your state.
Laws and Regulations http://www.agr.state.tx.us/agr/main_render/0,1968,1848_1937_0_0,00.html?channelId=1937, which links to legislation applicable to pesticide use in your state.
Private Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing http://www.agr.state.tx.us/agr/program_render/0,1987,1848_5325_0_0,00.html?channelId=5325, which outlines the requirements for certification and licensing to become a Private Pesticide Applicator in your state. Information on recertification (which is required every 5 years) is also provided.
Forest landowners wishing to apply restricted use OR state-limited use OR regulated pesticides on their property must be licensed as a Private Pesticide Applicator. You can find information on this website about the required training and exam.
Texas A & M Cooperative Extension- Agricultural and Environmental Safety http://www-aes.tamu.edu/what-license-do-i-need/
Offers the required training for certification and in some cases administers the Private Pesticide Applicator exam (Texas Department of Agriculture also administers the exam.) Contact your local extension office for dates and locations for training and testing. You can also purchase study materials through this website and find information on recertification classes.