Registered Employee Credential

All employees of licensed pest control companies who engage in the performance or solicitation of structural pest control services must be registered with the Department of Agriculture or work in the presence of a certified operator or registered employee. Licensees must notify the GDA of employees who fail to become registered within 30 days of employment.

To become registered, the applicant must receive 10 hours of classroom training from a Certified Operator or SPCC Approved Instructor over the topics outlined in the Rules of the Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission section 620-3-.02(1)(e)(1) and must complete 70 hours of on-the-job training under the constant supervision of a certified operator or a registered employee in the categories in which registration is sought. The training must be documented on the SPCC Pre-Examination Training Form. The applicant must also pass the employee registration examination and pay the $10 registration fee. Examinees can refer to the Employee Registration Manual in preparation for the exam.

For more guidance on how to comply with the employee registration rule of the licensing chapter of the Rules of the Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission, please view Notice 18-05 Employee Registration Compliance Fact Sheet.

Employee Registration Examination

The registration exam is computer-based and is available at technical college testing centers across the state. You can go online to select a location and schedule an exam at a date and time of your choosing. You’ll receive your exam results instantly and have access to your exam history. The fee for the examination is $45.00.

To apply for the employee registration examination, go to

Examination Steps

The employee registration examination is available only at participating technical colleges. Applicants who meet the criteria for examination should follow these steps for examination and registration:

  1. Go to to schedule an exam and print an application.
  2. Give your application to a Designated Certified Operator (DCO) for signature.
  3. Bring your application and fee to the scheduled exam location and complete the exam.
  4. If you pass the exam, give the exam report and application to the DCO to complete. Mail to the GDA and include the fee payment. The registration application and $10 registration fee can be submitted online at
  5. If you fail, complete steps 1-3 again. If you fail the third or any subsequent attempt, you must repeat the 10 hours of classroom training before retaking the exam.
  6. If you don’t have a completed application and proper fee, you won’t be allowed to take the exam even if you’re scheduled.

Employee Registration Renewal Requirements

Registered Employees are re-registered for a two-year period ending June 30th of odd numbered years. Registered Employees may be re-registered for another two-year period by:

  • Earning SPCC approved Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) during the two-year training period which begins March 1st and ends February 28th of odd numbered years.
  • Re-examination taken between October 1st of even years prior to the expiration of the two-year renewal period.

All cards expire June 30th of odd numbered years and must be renewed prior to that date.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Required SPCC approved credit hours per category are:

  • Re-registration in Fumigation: 3 credits.
  • Re-registration in Household Pest Control: 8 credits.
  • Re-registration in Wood-destroying Organism Control: 8 credits.

Training credits may not be carried forward beyond the two-year re-registration period.

Computer-based training credits are limited to 4 credits in each HPC and WDO categories and 1 credit in FUM.

Conference attendance is limited to earning 6 credits per category.

To check your current number of CEUs you can scan the QR code on the back of your Employee Registration Card or visit and enter your SP number.

After attending commission approved training for CEU credit, allow a minimum of 6-8 weeks for processing and transcripts to be updated.

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