Pesticide Applicator Training Update

Due to changes in Extension staffing capacity across the state, the Pesticide Applicator Training Program has changed some things about how applicators certify (or recertify):

  1. Pesticide Applicator Training manuals are now only available either through mail order or online from the UW Pesticide Applicator Training Program.
    Online:, select desired Private Applicator training material
    Mail Order:

  2. If applicators would like to attend an in-person training, those are now also all being conducted by the UW PAT Program.  They can visit the UW Extension events calendar ( to register.

  3. If applicators would like to attend an online training, registration is also on the UW PAT Store (

  4. If applicators would like the self-study option (must get a 70% on exam), tests are being provided at select county Extension offices. They can visit the UW PAT Program website ( for the full list of participating counties.
    Extension Wood County is providing exams by appointment only. Please contact us at 715-421-8440 to schedule.

To check your certification status, visit:

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