Pesticide Use Enforcement


Annual registration is a requirement for Pest Control Advisors, Pest Control Businesses, Maintenance Gardeners, Structural Pest Control Businesses and Licensees, Pest Control Aircraft Pilots, and Farm Labor Contractors.

Please see the Registration Announcement for instructions on how to submit an application for registration.


  • Farm Labor Contractor

Registration / Handout / Registo y Folleto (Español)

  • Pest Control Advisor

Registration / Handout

  • Pest Control Aircraft Pilot

Registration / Handout

  • Pest Control Business

Registration / Equipment / Handout

  • Structural Pest Control Business, Branch 1


  • Structural Pest Control Bus., Branch 2 & 3



*Please note the reference number is your license type and license number:

FLC- {License Number}; PCA-{License Number}; PCB-{License Number}; PCP-{License Number}

Registration Fees

Pesticide Permits

Restricted Materials are pesticides legally deemed to have a higher potential to cause harm to public health, farm workers, domestic animals, honeybees, the environment, wildlife, or other crops compared to other pesticides. Each person or entity that wants to purchase or use a restricted material must have a valid Restricted Materials Permit (RMP) signed with our office.

Operator Identification Numbers (OIN) are required prior to the purchase of pesticides for the production of an agricultural commodity and certain other pesticides that are generally for industrial and institutional use. The OIN is a unique number that allows for pesticide use reporting. RMP holders need not obtain a separate OIN.

Pesticide Use Reports

You must submit PURs for most pesticide apps. CalAgPermits is the preferred method of submission and we are happy to provide training upon request. For paper submission, please use the following forms.


PAC Exam

To possess a valid Restricted Material Permit, each entity must have a certified private applicator or a certified commercial applicator on file with our office. This person is responsible for supervising the use and possession of the restricted materials. To become a certified private applicator, you must pass the Private Applicator Certificate (PAC) exam. There is no fee for taking this exam. Certificates expire on a three-year renewal cycle dependent upon the first letter of the last name of the individual. PACs may be renewed with re-testing or continuing education.

New for 2024: DPR has determined that all PAC holders, including those that renew by CE, will no longer be certified as of January 1, 2024, to use materials labeled as fumigants for burrowing vertebrate pest control. If a PAC holder plans to use these materials, they must take the new private applicator exam and an additional Burrowing Vertebrate Pest Fumigation (BVF) exam. Both tests are currently available at our office.

PAC exams are offered Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., by appointment only. Please call our office at 442-265-1500 to reserve your time slot to take the exam. We recommend that you allow two hours for the exam, grading, and certificate issuance.

PAC Exam Study Guide

A downloadable study guide is available through Google Books here for $10.

Printed copies are available at our office to borrow or purchase for $29. You may also order online through UCANR here.

The study guide is also available in Spanish.

Pesticide Use Records

Hosting pesticide use records online significantly enhances government transparency by providing the public with easy access to crucial information. By making these records readily available, citizens can scrutinize and understand the extent and impact of pesticide use in their communities. This transparency fosters accountability and empowers individuals to hold regulatory bodies and agricultural practices to higher standards. Additionally, online accessibility facilitates data analysis, enabling researchers, environmentalists, and policymakers to identify trends, assess risks, and advocate for sustainable alternatives. Ultimately, the digital dissemination of pesticide use records promotes an informed and engaged citizenry, fostering a collaborative approach to environmental stewardship and public health.

Pesticide Use Enforcement Staff

Julian Lopez

Deputy Ag. Commissioner

Nicolas Berg

Ag. Biologist IV

Hiram Rocha

Ag. Biologist III

Heriberto Sanchez

Ag. Biologist III

Cynthia Paz

Ag. Biologist III

Sandra Torres

Ag. Biologist III

Valeria Mejia

Ag. Biologist III

Jesus Montaño

Ag Biologist III

Christian Guthrie

Ag Biologist I

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