Category Changes for QAL/QAC Holders
Beginning January 1, 2024, the Qualified Applicator License/Certificate (QAL/QAC) subcategories listed will be eliminated and ineligible for renewal.
Subcategory L – Wood Preservation
Subcategory M – Anti-Fouling Tributyltin
Subcategory N – Sewer Line Root Control
Subcategory O – Field Fumigation
Subcategory P – Microbial Pest Control
If you hold one or more of these subcategories, review the QAL/QAC Subcategory Holders Renewal Information document.
There are two new certification categories for Soil Fumigation (Category L) and Non-Soil Fumigation (Category M). If you use pesticide(s) labeled as a fumigant, review the Qualified Applicator License/Certificate Fumigation Categories document. The applications and examinations to obtain these new categories are available now!
Timeline of Category Changes
The examinations for the new Soil Fumigation (Category L) and Non-Soil Fumigation (Category M) categories are available at DPR’s computer-based testing centers now! The study manuals for the new fumigation categories will be available July 2023. Visit DPR’s Certification and Training webpage for information.
If impacted by the new regulatory requirements, DPR encourages you to obtain compliance between July – December 31, 2023. Obtaining compliance prior to January 1, 2024 will allow you to continue conducting your current pest control activities uninterrupted in 2024.
On January 1, 2024, the Certification and Training regulatory requirements are effective and the existing subcategories that are listed above are eliminated and ineligible for renewal.
Additional information on the Certification and Training regulatory changes that are effective January 1, 2024 can be found on DPR’s Certification and Training webpage. Scan the QR code to visit the webpage or click the link.
Questions? Please contact the Department of Pesticide Regulation's Licensing and Certification Program by emailing LicenseMail. For additional information about the Licensing and Certification Program please visit DPR's website.
Note from PAPA: We do not have plans to offer a Test Preparation course for the new L (Soil Fumigation) and M (Non-Soil Fumigation) categories. Additional Information