2021 License Renewal Information
2021 is an odd year. What comes along with odd-numbered years? If you answer Structural Pest Control License renewal, then you are correct. All Structural Pest Control Licenses will expire on June 30, 2021. These include Company, Certified Operators and Registered Employees. The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) will send out license renewal notices in May by mail and email. GDA recommends that licensees verify their mailing address and email address to ensure accuracy. A late fee will be assessed to any license renewed after July 1, 2021. If a license is not renewed on or before September 30th, 2021 it will expire. Below are fees associated with each license:
$170.00 (includes UGA Research Fee) late - $270.00
$100.00 late - $200.00
$10.00 late - 20.00
$10.00 late - $20.00
Registered Employees are required to meet continuing education training requirements in each category of registration. The training requirements for registered employee includes 8 hours HPC, 8 Hours WDO and 3 Hours FUM. The training must be completed on or before February 28, 2021, to be applied toward the 2021-2023 renewal period. If a registered employee took and passed the registered employee exam on or after October 1, 2020, the employee is exempt from having to meet the re-registration training requirements.
Companies will not be able to renew their Company License unless their insurance is current and the DCO has renewed for the 2021-2023 renewal period. If you have not received your renewal notification by May 31, 2021, contact GDA at 404-656-3641. To help ensure your license renewal is processed in an efficient manor please check the items listed below before May 2021:
· Mailing address is correct for license holder
· Email address is correct for license holder
· Company liability insurance is current with the GDA
· Registered Employee training requirements are met
· Company list of Registered Employees is current
· DCO will renew certification
The 2021-2023 renewal period is right around the corner. If GDA can assist you, please call 404-656- 3641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tim Taylor is the structural pest and pesticide certification and training specialist for the Georgia Department of Agriculture.