Training Registration Certificates are folded and placed between the front cover and the first page of your manual. DO NOT lose this certificate. You must bring this page with you when you take your certification exam. The exam proctor from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will collect it. Your exam will not be processed without the certificate. Manuals will no longer have this certificate as a tear out page as it was in the past. If you lose this form there is a $10 fee to replace it, so please.



This is important if you are enrolled or going to enroll in one of UW PAT Program’s online courses (Turf & Landscape, Aquatic & Mosquito or Structural Pest Control). Access to the course involves a three step process with 3 separate email invites.

Step 1: You will receive an invite from the Manifest Group System.  It will have the group name of the course you are enrolling in.  Please follow these instructions. This is a request to set up a guest Identification–essentially what is called a NetID.  Step 2: Once you are sent a NetID, you then have to accept the second email invite to activate your NetID.  If you do not do this, then we can’t invite you to the course. Step 3: Once you have been granted a NetID and activated it, the PAT Program can then invite you to the course that you purchased.  Please follow these instructions.

This is not the easiest procedure, but due to security and other reasons it is the one that the University has given us.  If you received your invite and deleted it please contact Glenn Nice (below) and he will send out another invite.

The PAT Program Provides Training Materials

The University of Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) Program provides educational material to help you become certified to apply pesticides in Wisconsin, including:

  • Ordering of certification fees (with training materials) required to become a certified applicator in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Supplementary training materials and live training / review sessions (usually in the months of January – April).
  • Got a question about certification? Give us a call, we’re here to help.

The training materials come as a printed manual, an electronic PDF manual or an online course (your choice). Don’t know which to choose? Check out this podcast for a brief introduction to these choices:  What Should I Order?

Click here To Order the Certification Training Fee (with training materials)

Note: The UW PAT program does NOT provide the Commercial Certification Exam. Also, the exam is NOT given at the UW-Madison campus. Exams are given ONLY at DATCP test-only facilities (see below) or at training/review sessions.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s Role in Certification

DATCP enforces the pesticide laws in Wisconsin.  DATCP also writes and administers the certification exams and grants certification. DATCP also issues individual pesticide applicator and pesticide application business licenses in the state.  The UW PAT program does NOT have access to your test results OR DOES IT GIVE THE COMMERCIAL EXAM. You need to contact DATCP (see below) for any questions dealing with the certification exam.  DATCP Testing Centers


Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT)

Department of Agronomy
University of Wisconsin
1575 Linden Dr
Madison WI 53706-1597

General email:

(Questions about manuals, live training, registration)

Glenn Nice
PAT Program Manager, or 608-263-6358

Jean Siewert
PAT Program Office Support Staff, or 608-262-7588

Steve Tomasko
PAT Senior Outreach Specialist, or 608-265-4315

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Department of Agriculture
2811 Agriculture Dr.
Madison WI 53708

(Questions about certification, licensing, scheduling an exam, exam scores)

Pesticide Certification & Licensing – 608-224-4548
Email: for questions regarding Pesticide Certification and Licensing
Online site to schedule your certification exam: Scheduling an Exam
Email: if you need to schedule an exam or cancel one that you have scheduled (if not using the online exam scheduling site in the link above.

DATCP website for pesticide issues: Bureau of Agrichemical Management