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Licensing News

Letter to Licensees and Continuing Education Sponsors Regarding Assembly Bill 1480, PDF – Details recent changes to sections of the California Food and Agricultural Code and how the Licensing Program has taken action.

Top 10 Agricultural Pesticide Use Violations of 2017, PDF (1.2 mb) – DPR’s presentation for CE sponsors and licensees covers the most common agricultural pesticide use violations of 2017.

2018 Licensing Renewal Reminder poster, PDF (656 kb) (En Español, 7 mb) – A tool for CE sponsors and county agricultural commissioner staff to use to remind A-L license and certificate holders to renew early.

License Renewal: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Individual License Holders, PDF (289 kb) – Contains answers to the most common questions DPR receives from license holders about license renewals.

Letter to all CE Sponsors about topics that can be approved for CE:

Continuing Education (CE) Program Mailing Address: DPR has a P.O. Box dedicated specifically for CE. The intent of using a dedicated P.O. Box is to increase the potential for CE Approval Request Applications to arrive quickly for review. U.S. Postal Service is recommended because it eliminates the need for signatures from the 'recipient' that a shipping company can require which delays delivery to DPR. Please use the following address via U.S. Postal Service when mailing in the CE application form, payment, and supplemental materials:

Department of Pesticide Regulation
P.O. Box 1379
Sacramento, California 95812

Contact CE:

For questions about the CE program:
Phone: 916-324-4250

License Holders

Licenses and certificates cannot be renewed unless the holder has completed certain minimum continuing education hours relating to pesticides or pest management within each two-year license or certificate period.

License or certificate holders with questions should contact the Licensing Program at or by phone at 916-445-4038. Please note that DPR does not track CE hours obtained by DPR license and certificate holders and all license and certificate holders are required to keep records from CE course sponsors that verify their CE attendance hours. These records may be requested by DPR at any time.

CE Course Sponsors

CE sponsors must submit a $45 fee, a "Continuing education approval request application" form, and a comprehensive course agenda to DPR at least 30 days before the course date. Applications will not be processed without the fee. All CE courses must be approved before the course takes place. Additional fees are not required for course dates and locations when the same DPR-approved agenda is presented. However, sponsors must submit the additional dates and locations to DPR using the "Continuing education additional course date request" form. Information about changes to an approved course agenda, such as date, location, or speaker, must be submitted to DPR, but does not require an additional fee.

Forms and templates for CE course sponsors:

Resources for CE course sponsors: