Private Pesticide Applicator Certification

We made some changes and added new options to this year’s program to help keep our communities safer.


  1. Manuals are $30 and available through the following options:
    1. Online at
    2. Mail-order form at and send it with a check.
    3. In-person at the Fond du Lac Extension office. Call for availability. Masks are required.


  1. Extension will not conduct in-person Private Pesticide Applicator Training sessions this winter.
  2. Online training will be available in monthly sessions, December 2020 through May 2021.
    1. Details and registration at
      1. Scroll to Private Applicator > General Farming 100/101 > Online Training
    2. Training is $10.00
    3. 14-day window to complete training in one sitting
    4. Plan for 3.5 hours with breaks built into training
    5. Completion receipt is required for the “attended training” 50% pass rate.
  3. Farmers without online access must take the self-study option, requiring a 70% pass rate.


  1. Online:An online test will be available beginning in December with the online trainings.
    1. Details and registration at
  2. In-person: Extension Fond du Lac County will offer in-person testing only for individuals that don’t have online access. Call for availability and additional requirements. Walk-in testing is NOT available.
  3. Commercial: DATCP offers a closed-book commercial certification test.
    1. Details and registration at or call 608-224-4548

If you have any questions or concerns, wish to purchase a manual from our office, or need to schedule an individual self-study exam, please email or call 920.929.3173 for assistance.