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TITLE 4AGRICULTURE
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 7PESTICIDES
SUBCHAPTER HSTRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL SERVICE
DIVISION 2LICENSES
RULE §7.121Types and Requirements of Licenses

(a) Business Licensee- Any person engaged in structural pest control for compensation must secure a business license in the business’s operating name from the Department for each business location, including branch offices. Each business license holder must designate a responsible certified commercial applicator for each business location who is not also serving as a responsible certified commercial applicator for any other business licensee or any other business location. The business license may reflect only those categories in which at least one (1) certified applicator is actively licensed. A business licensee may not operate at any time without a responsible certified applicator designated or current general pest liability insurance.

(b) Responsible Certified Commercial Applicator- A certified commercial applicator who has been designated and notified by the business license holder to be responsible for training and supervision of all pest control operations of the business. The person may be employed by other business location(s) as a certified commercial applicator, but may only be the designated responsible certified commercial applicator for (1) one business license location.

(c) Certified Commercial Applicator- A person licensed in at least one (1) category as a certified commercial applicator who can perform pest control services, identifications, and control measures without direct supervision but under general supervision of the responsible certified commercial applicator. A certified commercial applicator must hold a separate license for every business for which the certified commercial applicator is employed but is not required to hold a separate license for branch offices of an employer.

(d) Certified Noncommercial Applicator- An employee of a governmental entity, apartment building, day care center, hospital, nursing home, hotel, motel, lodge, warehouse, food-processing establishment, school or educational institution, and other noncommercial entity. A person licensed in at least one (1) category as a noncommercial certified applicator may perform pest control services, identifications, and control measures without direct supervision. A certified noncommercial applicator must be licensed for every business entity for which the certified noncommercial applicator is employed but is not required to hold a separate license for branch offices of an employer.

(e) Responsible Certified Noncommercial Applicator- A certified noncommercial applicator who has been designated and notified by the noncommercial entity to be responsible for training, supervision, and records of all noncommercial apprentices and technicians of the noncommercial entity.

(f) Technician- A person licensed in at least one (1) category who performs pest control services under the direct supervision of a commercial or noncommercial certified applicator. A technician must be licensed for every business or noncommercial entity for which the technician is employed, but is not required to hold a separate license for branch offices of their employer.

(g) Apprentice- A sales or service employee who is registered by a structural pest control business or noncommercial entity to complete the required training for a technician license and has not yet passed a technician exam. An apprentice may work only for the business or noncommercial entity for which they are registered.


Source Note: The provisions of this §7.121 adopted to be effective January 9, 2018, 43 TexReg 42

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