Pesticide Applicator Training

Training manuals are only available for purchase through the University of Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator Training state office in Madison. Local county extension offices do not have manuals for sale for any training category. You need to purchase your training manual from the state office here: . Scroll down and add 1 to the Quantity, then click “Add to Cart.” Go through the checkout/registration/payment process.  If you need a paper form to order your manual, please contact your local Extension Office.

Cost is $43.00 for the training manual. When you receive your training manual, you will also be provided more information about training options. These training options are also listed below. You must purchase the manual before taking any training or testing options.

1. Online Video Training. These online videos can take the place of in-person or ZOOM training for the General Farm category. They will cover the same material as the in-person sessions. You will need to have a computer, a good internet connection, email, and audio capabilities. You will be sent a link to the training. Once started you have 14 days to complete the training. You will receive one completion certificate that must be shown to the test proctor to be graded at 50%. You will need to take the Exam in person at a participating County Extension Office or online with Pearson VUE (see item 4.). You can register at here and need to have purchased the manual You have 14 days to complete the training once you start the training.

2. A self-study option is also available. For this option, you need to order the manual, and when ready to take the test, contact a county extension office to set up an appointment to take the certification test. This option requires a passing score of 70%.

Testing Options:

To take your PAT exam in-person at the Extension Dunn County office, please call Melissa at 715-232-1636 to schedule a time. *It can take up to three weeks to get your test results from DATCP.

If interested in taking the test online, an option exists with a private company. Pearson Vue provides your results immediately and you get your credentials within 3 business days. Tests with Pearson Vue are $45.00 per test. *Test results are normally available within three days.

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