Pesticide Applicator Training

Private Pesticide Applicator Information

Do you know your Private Applicator Certification expiration date?

County Extension Offices will no longer send a letter alerting you of when your certification expires.

When is my Expiration Date?
Please check your card to identify when your certification expires. You can self-check your expiration date at: Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s website. If your name is not listed, then your certification has expired. If you are unable to check online, please contact either the UW PAT Program at 608-262-7588 or Jefferson County Extension Office at 920-674-7295 for help. 

Not sure if you are a Commercial or Private applicator? Go to the PAT  Certification page for more information.

How do I get certification?
To become certified in Wisconsin you will:
1. Purchase a Manual. This can be done online at the PAT Store  or by calling the PAT Store at 608-262-7588. 
**Books are no longer available at County Extension offices.
2. Choose a Training Option.
A. For live training or zoom training with test, find a location near you click here.
B. For online self-guided General Farming training, click here
C. Self-study using only your book

Local In-Person Training/Testing availability:
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 in Jefferson click here to register.
Thursday, March 16, 2023 in Whitewater click here to register.

Where do I take the test?
If you are not attending a live or zoom training session that includes testing, the Jefferson County Extension Office is offering testing by appointment, January through April, every Wednesday. You must call the office at 920-674-7295 to schedule your test appointment.

Other local County testing schedules from January through April:
Walworth County –  every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month (262-741-4963)
Rock County – every 1st and 3rd Tuesday (608-757-5066)

Alternative County offices offering testing can be found here.

For further information, please refer to the PAT website here: UW PAT Program.

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