Pesticide Applicator Training Certification

Attention: Private Pesticide Applicator:

Certification is required to purchase and use restricted use pesticides. Private certification is not intended for commercial applicators. Certification programs include three hours of instruction and administration of the test, provided by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Permits issued are valid for five years.

Wood County offers Fruit Crops and General Farming Certifications. Please click the applicable certification below to view the 2022 Wood County training session schedule:



Call Extension Wood County at 715-421-8440 to register.

For the full list of statewide PAT events, please visit the UW Pesticide Applicator Training Events page.

If you wish to stop in to pick up the training manual, the cost is $35.  If you would like the training manual sent to you by mail, please send us a check for $38.50 which includes the registration fee of $35 plus $3.50 for mailing. Checks should be made out to Extension Wood County.   We will send the book to you by return mail.  Mail checks to Extension Wood County; PO Box 8095; Wisconsin Rapids WI 54495 to request a manual.  Credit cards are also accepted if you wish to place an order over the phone, which will include an additional $1.50 processing fee.

NOTE:   In addition to training sessions with the exam given at the end, you may elect to purchase the book, review the material, and call the Extension Office when you are ready to take the exam.  We can give the exam to you in our office.  Please allow at least two hours to take the exam.  This program offers DATCP certification for private pesticide applicators.  The standards on the test are higher for those participating in the self-study program.

The manual includes your registration form.   This form is required to take the exam which is an open book exam so a manual is included with your registration.  It is recommended that you register and obtain the manual about one week ahead of time if possible so that we can be sure to order an exam for you.

Please be sure to bring your manual with the registration form for the exam.  In addition, Wisconsin requires that any person taking a certification exam must provide positive identification (a driver’s license is a common form of ID) and your Social Security Number.  Other acceptable forms of positive ID are:  a photo ID; your birth certificate plus another form of identification; or Social Security number plus another form of identification.

If you have any questions, please call the Extension Wood County Office at 715-421-8440.

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