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.



*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 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. Exams may be renewed with re-testing or continuing education.

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. 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 Enforcement Staff

Julian Lopez

Deputy Ag. Commissioner

Francisco Rodriguez

Ag. Biologist IV

Hiram Rocha

Ag. Biologist III

Heriberto Sanchez

Ag. Biologist III

Cynthia Paz

Ag. Biologist III

Antonio Venegas

Ag. Biologist III

Samuel Gretencord

Ag. Biologist III

Sandra Torres

Ag. Biologist III

Jesus Montaño

Ag Biologist III

Christian Guthrie

Ag Biologist I

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