Apply for pest management technician licence

Fumigation endorsement

If you are a licensed pest management technician and you need to possess or use a schedule 7 fumigant for fee or reward you must have a fumigation endorsement for a particular site environment.

This includes use of any of the following:

  • methyl bromide
  • chloropicrin
  • phosphine
  • or any other schedule 7 poison used for a similar purpose.

Documents you will need

When you apply for your pest management technician licence, you must also provide all of the following:

  • proof you successfully completed competence unit CPPPMT3011A Conduct Fumigation or equivalent unit - it should indicate the site environment in which competence was demonstrated, eg: stack and silo
  • a signed statement from a licensed fumigator stating you have actively helped in at least three fumigations and provide the date and details
  • a certificate from a medical practitioner certifying you do not suffer from a medical condition which could make the use of the fumigants dangerous to you or the public
  • evidence you or your employer has fumigation equipment that is maintained and in full working order
  • for fumigation of ships, you must provide evidence you or your employer has been in contact with NT Worksafe about training and legal requirements for working in confined spaces.

Add a site environment to your licence

To add a new site environment to your current licence with fumigation endorsement, you must provide either:

  • written evidence from a licensed fumigator stating you have helped in at least three fumigations in the new site environment, giving date and details
  • or a statement from a registered training organisation stating you are competent for the new site environment - for fumigation of ships, your evidence must include the type of ship, cargo, fumigant, date and place of fumigations or assessment

You must also provide both of the following:

  • evidence you or your employer has fumigation equipment that is maintained and in full working 
  • for fumigation of ships, you must provide evidence you or your employer has been in contact with NT Worksafe about training and legal requirements for working in confined spaces.

Interstate licences

If you hold a current fumigation licence in another Australian state or territory you can apply for mutual recognition.

How long your licence is valid for

Your fumigation endorsement may be valid for one, two or three years depending on the fee you pay. 

Find out about fees.

Renewal of fumigation licence

To renew your fumigation endorsement, you must provide both of the following:

  • a medical letter stating you do not have significant blood halide levels and do not suffer from a medical condition that would make the use of fumigants dangerous to you or the public
  • evidence you or your employer has fumigation equipment that is maintained and in full working - this will be assessed by NT Worksafe.

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Last updated: 13 October 2017