Pesticide Applicator Certification

A Private Applicator is one who uses or directs the use of any pesticide on property owned or rented by that person or that person’s employer for the purpose of producing an agricultural commodity.

  • You must be certified to legally purchase, transport, mix and load, and apply “restricted use” pesticides.
  • You can be certified by attending a formal class or by self-study (and then passing the exam.) .
  • Minimum Evaluation Scores for Certification: Class Session – 50%; self-study – 70%
  • UW-Extension personnel proctor the test.  WI Dept. of Agriculture issues the certification which is valid for five years.

The brochure for this program can be downloaded here.

Registration can be done online or by calling our office 715 – 261-1230:


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