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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 3. PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS GENERALLY [5000 - 9998.11]

  ( Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )

CHAPTER 14. Structural Pest Control Operators [8500 - 8697.4]

  ( Chapter 14 repealed and added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 1163. )

ARTICLE 5. Renewal of Licenses [8590 - 8593.2]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 1163. )

8590.
  

(a) Except as otherwise provided herein, an operator’s, field representative’s, and applicator’s licenses shall expire at 12 midnight on June 30 of the third year from the date of issue.

(b) An individual licensed in more than one category may request that each license expire on the same date. The date requested shall be the date of the earliest expiration.

(c) An operator, field representative, and applicator shall pay a fee for the renewal of his or her license.

(d) The board shall on or before the first day of June of each year mail to each operator, field representative, and applicator whose license will expire in that year, addressed to him or her at his or her last known address, a notice that his or her renewal fee is due and payable and that, if not paid by June 30, a penalty will be added thereto.

(e) In no case shall the penalty be waived.

(f) Upon the receipt of the fee the board shall cause the renewal certificate to be issued.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 560, Sec. 25. (SB 1244) Effective January 1, 2015.)

8591.
  

If delinquency in the payment of the fee for renewal of any license extends beyond three months, the license shall not be reinstated and the licensee shall be required to obtain a new license in accordance with the provisions of Article 4 (commencing with Section 8560).

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 354, Sec. 30. Effective January 1, 2008.)

8592.
  

Any licensee whose license is under suspension may make application for renewal of his or her license as provided in this article, but the board may not renew his or her license until the suspension has been lifted.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 354, Sec. 31. Effective January 1, 2008.)

8593.
  

(a) The board shall require as a condition to the renewal of each operator’s and field representative’s license that the holder submit proof satisfactory to the board that he or she has informed himself or herself of developments in the field of pest control either by completion of courses of continuing education in pest control approved by the board or equivalent activity approved by the board. In lieu of submitting that proof, the licenseholder, if he or she so desires, may take and successfully complete an examination given by the board, designed to test his or her knowledge of developments in the field of pest control since the issuance of his or her license.

(b) The board shall develop a correspondence course or courses with any educational institution or institutions as it deems appropriate. This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of this section. The institution may charge a reasonable fee for each course.

(c) The board may charge a fee for the taking of an examination in each branch of pest control pursuant to this section in an amount sufficient to cover the reasonable regulatory cost of administering each examination.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 304, Sec. 3. (AB 1685) Effective January 1, 2015.)

8593.1.
  

The board shall require as a condition to the renewal of each applicator’s license that the holder thereof submit proof satisfactory to the board that he or she has completed courses of continuing education in pesticide application and use approved by the board or equivalent activity approved by the board. In lieu of submitting that proof, the licenseholder, if he or she so desires, may successfully apply for and pass an appropriate applicator’s examination for renewal of a license given by the board.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 560, Sec. 27. (SB 1244) Effective January 1, 2015.)

8593.2.
  

Commencing July 1, 2016, a licensee shall comply with the training requirements of the Healthy Schools Act of 2000 (Article 4 (commencing with Section 17608) of Chapter 5 of Part 10.5 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code and Article 17 (commencing with Section 13180) of Chapter 2 of Division 7 of the Food and Agricultural Code) if the licensee intends to apply a pesticide at a schoolsite, as defined in subdivision (f) of Section 17609 of the Education Code. Courses completed in furtherance of the training requirements of the Healthy Schools Act of 2000 shall count toward the continuing education requirements of the board and shall qualify as continuing education in integrated pest management.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 848, Sec. 1. (SB 1405) Effective January 1, 2015.)

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