Private Pesticide Applicator testing and certification will be similar to last year.
Please be aware that County Extension Offices will no longer be sending out notification letters to individuals when their certification is expiring. Certification is good for 5 years; to check on the status of your certification click here. If your certification has expired, you will need to purchase a manual and take the test— more information below.
All manual sales will be done through the UW PAT Program and not through local Extension offices. Manuals are $40.
For the General Farming manual click here.
For the Fruit Crops manual click here.
For the Greenhouse & Nursery manual click here.
Manual purchase is required regardless of training option selected.
- Self-study: training for the test is not required. You are able to schedule a time to come into the Dane County Extension office and take the open-book test; two dates a month are offered from January through April. Please fill out this form to register for a test date. Must score a 70% or better to pass.
- Zoom: free, computer-based live webinar. After the training, a completion receipt will be provided, awarding 50% passing grade for the test. Register for Zoom training here. Testing will need to be scheduled separately. For testing at the Dane County Extension office, fill out this form.
- Online: free, self-paced online training that must be completed within 14 days of registration. Upon completion, an email will be sent confirming training was done therefore awarding 50% passing grade for the test. Register for online training here. Testing will need to be scheduled separately. For testing at the Dane County Extension office, fill out this form.
- In-person: provided by UW PAT Program staff, with multiple sessions across the state, with a cost of $10. Training will award 50% passing grade for test that is taken on site. For dates and registration click here.
Dates for testing at Dane County Extension
Friday, March 24th 1-3pm
Wednesday, April 5th 9-11am
Thursday, April 13th 1-3pm