Pre-License Programs for Structural Pest Inspectors and Pest Management Professionals

Study Material and License Information

Licensing Guide – fact sheet describing license types, exams, license fees, and testing locations. You can test at several WSDA office locations during the year.

Study materials -WSU study materials are to help prepare for the Washington State Department of Agriculture pesticide license and structural pest inspector exams are a prerequisite for each course. You can order study materials online or download a PDF order form.


WA State Department of Agriculture Exam Title Washington State University (WSU)  Study Material Title Publication Number
Structural Pest Inspector Structural Pest Inspector Manual EM013
Pest Control Operator – General Washington Pesticide Laws and Safety EM012
Pest Management Study Manual for Pest Management Professionals EM019
Pest Control Operator – Structural Washington Pesticide Laws and Safety EM012
Pest Management Study Manual for Pest Management Professionals EM019

Pre-license Review Course for PCO General and PCO Structural

November 28-30 2017:
A pesticide applicator review course specifically for the PCO General and PCO Structural categories.
If you are seeking a PCO General or PCO Structural license register for the class on November 28.  To obtain a WSDA pesticide applicator license, you will also need to pass the Laws and Safety exam.  If you want to review material for the Laws and Safety exam, also register for the class on November 29.  Weed management will be reviewed on the morning of November 30, and WSDA testing will be offered that afternoon.
March 21-22 2018:
This course will be specifically for PCO General and PCO Structural categories including Laws and Safety.  The WSDA exam session will take place the afternoon of March 22, 2018

Internet Pre-License Courses

Internet pre-license review courses are designed to be used with study manuals to help prepare you for the state exams. Review courses are available for: Structural Pest Inspector, PCO Structural and PCO General.

Visit WSU Structural Pest IPM for additional information about structural pest management and inspections.

Additional Help

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For course registration assistance, contact: Conference Coordinator