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Our QAC/QAL Test Preparation courses are designed to help you increase your knowledge and prepare for the DPR Qualified Applicators Certificate/License (QAC/QAL) exam.


For the best chance at success, we recommend allowing sufficient time (at least two weeks) between taking the test prep course and taking DPR’s exam in order to study all of the materials adequately. The chances of passing depend greatly on the time and effort dedicated to learning the materials we provide, thus PAPA cannot guarantee that a Test Prep attendee will pass the DPR exam.


When you attend a PAPA Test Prep, you will receive a postcard that is valid for one free year of membership with PAPA, if you pass the DPR licensing exam. After passing the DPR exam and receiving a certificate/license number, fill out the postcard and mail it back to PAPA for your free membership.


What you'll get at a Test Prep course:

  • Morning coffee and lunch are included in your registration fee
  • 7 hours of education from PAPA’s Test Prep instructor
  • Preparation course manual (includes study materials on the following categories): Laws and Regulations, Residential (Category A), Landscape (Category B), Right-of-Way (Category C), and Plant Ag (Category D)

Early registration: $225 per person
Late registration: $260 per person

Course Location Date Info. Add To Cart
Petaluma Test Prep: Nov. 14, 2018 11/14/2018 Details | Address Closed
Sacramento Test Prep: Dec. 6, 2018 12/06/2018 Details | Address Closed
Visalia Test Prep: Jan. 15, 2019 01/05/2019 Details | Address Closed
Anaheim Test Prep: Feb. 26, 2019 02/26/2019 Details | Address Closed

Payment Options: You may pay online with a debit/credit card by adding a test prep course to your cart. You must be logged in to process a payment online. For email, mail-in, check, or fax payments, please click here for the printable registration form. For phone payments, please call 831-442-3536. We do not accept purchase orders or hold spaces in a test prep course without receiving payment.

Fax Policy: If you fax your registration and do not receive a confirmation or receipt from us, please contact register@papaseminars.com to ensure that your fax was received. Do not rely on your fax service indicating that the transmission was successful, as this is not always accurate.

Late Fee Policy: Mailed-in payments must be postmarked 8 calendar days or more in advance of the test prep in order to avoid late fees. Late registration begins 5 calendar days before the test prep for online, phone, fax, or email registrations.

Refund and Transfer Policy: We do not offer refunds. If you would like to transfer your registration to a different test prep, please call us at 831-442-3536 or email register@papaseminars.com. Registrations not cancelled via phone or email prior to 4:00 pm the day before the event will result in a $30 fee deducted from the amount paid. The remainder of your payment can be transferred to another test prep, and the $30 will need to be repaid.

How to take the QAC/QAL exam: You will need to contact DPR's Licensing Department at 916-445-4038 to obtain the application to take the test. You must file your application with DPR 30 days prior to the testing date. More information is available on DPR's website, www.cdpr.ca.gov.