Pesticide Applicator Training Update- 10/15/21

Dane County Extension is working on details for Pesticide Applicator Training. With COVID-19 all certifications expiring in early 2021 or late 2020 were extended to December 31st, 2021, meaning there are near double the amount of people to certify. We will send out letters notifying you if your certification is expiring in December or early 2022 with details on locations for training and testing like we have in the past. However, we encourage people to take the online training if possible.

  1. You only need a private applicator certification if you are applying RESTRICTED use pesticides on your land. If you do not apply these, no certification is required.
  2. One can now do the training portion online at their own time (option B), this training is via Qualtrics and is not live. You will still need to purchase a manual beforehand either at the Dane County Extension office or online (option A). This allows you to take the training in the comfort of your home (sufficient internet is required) and then schedule an in-person test at the Dane County Extension office on your own time. You would then qualify for the 50% pass rate (instead of the 70% pass rate with the self-study option). Registration will open in November on the PAT website. This is free of charge for 2021 and 2022.
  3. One can now do the training portion live online (option C). You will still need to purchase a manual beforehand either at the Dane County Extension office or online (option A). This allows you to take the training in the comfort of your home via Zoom (sufficient internet is required) and then schedule an in-person test at the Dane County Extension office on your own time. You would then qualify for the 50% pass rate (instead of the 70% pass rate with the self-study option). Registration is now open and is free of charge in 2021 and 2022.
    • Zoom Webinars have been scheduled from 9:00am- 12:30pm the following dates
      • December 7th, 2021
      • January 25th, 2022
      • February 15th,2022
      • March 15th, 2022
      • April 5th, 2022
  1. Self-Study Option- You purchase a manual in-person or online and schedule a time to take the open book test in the Dane County Extension office. This requires a 70% to pass.

Extension staff is back at the Fen Oak office, but the front desk is closed due to construction delays. To purchase a manual in-person please come to 5201 Fen Oak Drive and call 608-224-3700 to be let into the Extension office, main building doors are open during business hours.

Questions?

Please call either Dane County Extension at 608-224-3700 or Glenn Nice with PAT at 608-263-6358

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