Structural Pest Applicator Testing

The GDA has created a computer-based version of the Structural Pest Control Examinations. Now 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 is $45.

Employee Registration Examination

The employee registration examination is available only at participating technical colleges. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

You must be an employee of a licensed structural pest control company.

You must have completed 10 hours of classroom training and 70 hours of on-the-job experience with a certified operator or registered employee.

If you meet those criteria, 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.
  5. If you fail, complete steps 1-3 again. There is a two-day waiting period to retake the exam. If you fail a third time, 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.