Arizona Pesticide Applicator License Steps
Arizona’s pesticide licensing program includes multiple license types, training for category exams.
To distribute, use, or consult in pesticide-related matters, the individual needs to be correctly certified. The exact license required depends on which company you will be working with and the duties required of you.
In Arizona, to work in the pest control field will require a Certified Applicators License (CA). This is the minimum requirement to work in the pest control industry. The score needed to pass the exam is 75% or higher.
Certified Applicator Application Requirements:
- Submission of a completed application along with the application fee of $75.00,
- Pass the Core and at least one category-specific examination with a score of 75% or higher to become certified in that specific category.
Step II – Certified Qualified Applicator (QA) Application:
In addition to the privilege of being a certified applicator, a Qualified Applicator could be registered as a Qualifying Party of a PMD Business Licensee.
A Certified Qualified Applicator Requirements
Submission of a completed application, the application fee ($100.00). The statement and evidence of lawful presence, possess the required experience or qualification and pass the Core and at least one category-specific examination with a score of 75% or higher to become certified in that specific category.
- Certification as an applicator for 24 months
within 10 years immediately preceding the application in the
category applied for;
- Certification as an applicator for 12 months within
10 years immediately preceding the application in the
category applied for and either a. Successful completion of 12 semester hours or its Successful equivalent completion of 12 semester
hours or its equivalent within the 10 years preceding the application in pest management courses
directly related to each category applied for; or
b. A Bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences, biological sciences, or pest management with 12 semester
hours or its equivalent in pest management courses directly related to each category applied for; or
- Twenty-four months of verifiable experience in
the business of pest management, in another State where
licensure was not required, within the ten years preceding application directly related to the category
The Qualifying Party is a Qualified Applicator that has been registered with the OPM as the individual responsible for ensuring the training, equipping and supervision of all applicators of a business licensee or school district. Additionally, they are charged with ensuring the Business Licensee maintains the proper proof of financial security and is submitted to the OPM.
Step III – Business License and Qualifying Party Registration Applications:
The BUSINESS LICENSE is a license that is issued person that entitles that person and the person’s employees to engage in the business of pest management. Notwithstanding the exemptions in A.R.S. § 3-3611, § 3-3612, & § 3-3613; anyone that engages in the business of pest management needs a business license.
New Business License Requirements – complete business license and QP registration application, the application fee ($250.00), a copy of the tradename certificate, articles of organization or incorporation, and proof of financial security (Insurance).
All three licenses are required to engage in the business of pest management that is not exempt from licensing in Arizona.
Arizona Pest Control Applicator Certification Categories
- Industrial and Institutional: pest management in or about a residential or other structure excluding anti-microbial pest management, fungi inspection, or pest management covered by another certification category. This includes public health pest management such as adult mosquitos.
- Wood-Destroying Organism Management.
- Wood-destroying organism treatment: inspecting for the presence or absence of wood-destroying organisms and treating for wood-destroying organisms in or about a residential or other structure by a means other than the use of a fumigant.
- Wood-destroying insect inspection: inspecting for the presence or absence of wood-destroying insects only and excluding preparing treatment proposals.
- Ornamental & Turf: pest management, including weeds, in the maintenance of ornamental trees, shrubs, flowers, and turf by a means other than the use of a fumigant.
- Right-of-Way: pest management, including weeds, in the maintenance of public roads, electric powerlines, pipelines, railway rights-of-way, or other similar areas by means other than the use of a fumigant.
- Aquatic: pest management, including weeds and mosquito larvae, in standing or running water.
- Fumigation: pest management using fumigants.
- Wood preservation: application of pesticides directly to structural components of wood or wood products, which are not part of an existing structure normally habitable by persons, to prevent or manage wood degradation by wood-destroying organisms including fungi and bacteria.
Currently, exam fees are $55.00 per exam, which can be paid by Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express
Arizona Pest Control Study Guide
PMD Suggested Study Guides
Sample CBT Test
National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Study Guide
For questions about certification or to access your records contact: The Arizona Pest Management Division (PMD) at 31688 West Adams Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007, by phone at (602)542-4373 firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit http://www.sb.state.az.us/ for more information.