Structural Pest Control Applicators (SPCA) are persons who apply pesticides or use any device to control pests on or in structures for hire. SPCA are known as pest control operators or exterminators. SPCA may not commercially apply any pesticide UNTIL they have a valid license.
There are 2 categories of Structural Pest Control Applicators, Journeyman and Master. An applicator is first licensed as a SPCA Journeyman to work for a licensed SPCA Company. After two years of licensed employment under a SPCA Company and SPCA Master, an applicator can then apply to become a licensed SPCA Master following the procedure above. SPCA Master license is not available for approval through other state Reciprocity.
To obtain a Structural Pest Control Applicator license, applicators must be employed by a licensed Structural Pest Control Company. To be licensed as a company you must:
In addition to the information for general Renewal and Recertification.
Renewal application forms are mailed to the employer in November. The license fee is due at the time of renewal. Licenses can be renewed online, by mail or in person at the MDA. Applicators must meet recertification requirements every year before renewal.
If a license is not renewed by the expiration date of December 31st, the late fee is 50% of the license fee.
If an applicator fails to renew a structural pest control license within three months of its expiration and wants to become licensed, the applicator must meet the requirements and follow the procedures as required for an initial license including taking the Category A - Core and SPCA Journeyman or Master exams.
Questions Call 651-201-6615 or email Pesticide.Licensing@state.mn.us