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Termite damage

This commercial category is for pesticide applicators who apply pesticides for the purpose of preventing, controlling, or eradicating termites, various wood borers, fungi, and/or other wood destroying organisms within, under and on structures. 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 for control and/or eradication of wood destroying organisms (WDC) 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

Wood Destroying Organisms – Certified Operator Exam

  • 50 questions
  • Cost: $75

Wood Destroying Organisms – Branch Supervisor Exam

  • 50 questions
  • Cost: $75

This category has different testing availability.

If you have taken Purdue courses, those exams are only proctored at the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) in Montgomery. Contact Chelsea Wolfe at 334-240-7243 or Barbara Gates at 334-240-7240 for details on taking this exam.

There is also a computer-based testing format 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 Materials

Alabama Extension



Requirements and Forms

Alabama Extension


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