Pesticide Applicator Training

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the Jefferson County Extension Office has temporarily suspended  private pesticide testing at this time. Please contact 920-674-7297 or kimb@jeffersoncountywi.gov and provide you name, phone and email. Kim will develop a list and contact you once testing is available again.

———- COVID-19 RESPONSES ———-

03/22/2020: For questions about certification, licensing, testing, regulations and pesticide laws please contact the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection at datcppesticideinfo@wi.gov. If you have questions about certification training materials please contact the UW PAT Program at patprogram@mailplus.wisc.edu.

03/18/2020: Certification testing temporarily suspended. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Release. “If your certification expires January 31-May 31, 2020, DATCP is extending your certification until June 30, 2020. You can continue to operate as a certified applicator until June 30, 2020.”

“New applicators who are eligible can submit a 30-Day Temporary Trainee Registration Form to work under the supervision of a certified applicator. The 30-day limit will be extended until June 30, 2020, for all temporary registration applications received March 18-June 1, 2020.”

Please refer to the DATCP website for additional information.

 


Private Pesticide training materials may be purchased at the Extension, Jefferson County Office during office hours which are 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The cost is $30 per individual. Checks may be made out to: EXT Jefferson County. Credit cards are not accepted. The certification fee includes all the training materials and certification for 5 years.

The Jefferson County 2020 Training Classes have already been held. You may still obtain your Private Pesticide Certification through the self-study option. Simply come in to the office and purchase your materials. Then, contact us to set up a time to take your exam when you are ready.

Please feel free to contact LaVern Georgson at laverng@jeffersoncountywi.gov or Kim Buchholz at 920-674-7297 or kimb@jeffersoncountywi.gov if you have any questions.


WDATCP Websites, PACS, and Contact Info:

WDATCP Homepage

  • Pesticide certification and licensing information

Pesticide Database

  • Find pesticide products registered for use in WI
  • Locate WI licensed dealers and licensed application businesses
  • Find WI certified applicators (by name, by county, by category)

PAT Websites and Contact Info

University of Madison Pesticide Applicator Training

  • Information on manuals, training, and the different categories.

PAT Storefront

  • Commerial applicators may order traning manuals, videos, register for sessions
  • Private applicators may order the Fruit Crops and Greenhouse & Nursery manuals, and the subcategory manuals (General Farming manual only from Extension office)
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