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A house being fumigated.

This commercial category is for pesticide applicators using fumigants in one or more rooms in a structure or in the entire structure to control and eradicate pests. Those passing examinations as branch supervisors can supervise branch offices only. You must pass the examination for a certified operator to go into business for yourself or to supervise services from a main office. No one will be allowed to take examinations unless they meet the following criteria:

  1. Been previously approved by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) in Montgomery
  2. Is on the exam list
  3. Has their approval letter in hand on the day of the exam
  4. Has an expired commercial applicator permit for recertification

The Structural Professional Services licenses are issued to businesses that engage in and solicit fumigation pest control (FC) and have a certified operator who has taken, passed, and submitted their commercial applicators license application with appropriate fees for the corresponding category(s). The cost of an annual Structural Professional Services license are detailed below.

  • Main office: $175
  • Branch office: $75
  • Sub office: $50 plus $100 for each category of work certified to perform

Exam Information

Fumigation Pest Control – Certified Operator Exam 

  • 50 questions
  • Cost: $75

Fumigation Pest Control – Branch Supervisor Exam 

  • 50 questions
  • Cost: $75

Testing for this permit can be completed at the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) in Montgomery.

There is also a computer-based testing format for the branch supervisor exam only that is available on a weekly basis at eight testing sites across Alabama. The cost for the online exam is $125 per exam. To sign up for the online exam, visit apply.adaitesting.com. Once approved, you will receive an approval email from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

Required Study Material

ADAI

Other

Requirements and Forms

Alabama Extension

ADAI

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