Welcome to Pathway to PCA!


Select the Pathway to PCA to become a licensed pest control adviser and enjoy one of the brightest career paths in California agriculture! If you are looking for a career with tremendous upward mobility, great financial rewards and the opportunity to work in an amazing industry, this is the career for you.


As a PCA, you could work for some of the largest agricultural companies or, if being an entrepreneur is more your style, you could own your own consulting business and work directly with growers. If you prefer to work with a government agency, there are many opportunities to work in the public sector.  Some PCAs are even able to do farming themselves while working advising other growers.


Please take some time to explore this site. The purpose of Pathway to PCA is to help make the road to becoming a PCA as simple as possible. Take a look at profiles of current PCAs to see what they have to say about their career then review the educational requirements where you can see what schools offer the required courses.


Should you have any questions, please contact us with using the information provided on the contact page.

Students, educators and industry representatives - you are invited to the Student Network event at CAPCA's 2016 Annual Conference! This event is FREE for students registered for Annual Conference. Students register here!

For educators and industry representatives, register here. More detailed information is also available, and a schedule.

Teachers! Are you looking for classroom resources? We have a set of 5 lesson plans introducing students to crop science careers and we would love to share them with you.

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