If you work in the pesticide industry, chances are good that you work with harsh pesticides that aren't available to the general public. Depending on the type of job that you have or the type of business that you run, as well as the regulations in your state, you might be required to have a special license or certification. In many cases, professionals who have these licenses are required to take special classes or training in order to renew their licenses. These are a few signs that you might need to take one or more of these courses.
You've Had Your Pesticide License a While
You might own your own pest control business, or you might have worked as an employee for a pesticide business for a while. In either case, you might have had your pesticide license for quite some time now, and it might be time for renewal. In many states, a pesticide license is only valid for a certain length of time. Typically, though, you will simply need to submit paperwork and perhaps take a continuing education class in order to keep your pesticide license valid. As long as you are aware of the expiration date of your license, and as long as you work in a timely manner, you should be able to maintain your pesticide license without worrying about it lapsing.
You've Been Out of the Business for a While
You might have decided to work in a different industry for a while, or you might have been out of work for an extended period of time because of an illness or injury. If you have not worked as a pest control professional for a certain length of time, there is a chance that your pesticide license is no longer valid. This doesn't mean that you can never enter the industry again, of course. In order to do so, however, you might be required to take refresher courses so that you will be eligible. Also, depending on how long it has been since you have held a valid pesticide license and what the laws are in your state, you might be required to take an exam before you'll be granted another pesticide license, too.
You've Moved to Another State
You might have held a pesticide license in your previous state. Now that you have moved, you might be ready to work in the same industry. Before you can do so, however, you may need to take classes in the state where you will be working. This, among other things, might be required so that you can receive a valid pesticide license in another state.
For more information about pesticide licenses or a TDA pesticide applicator course, contact a local course insturctor.