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Commercial, noncommercial pesticide applicator workshops

PSEE provides recertification and pre-certification opportunities to pesticide applicators in Minnesota. If you need licensing information please visit the MDA website.

2022 Fall Commercial/Noncommercial workshop dates and locations will be posted in May.

Use the Registration buttons provided to go to the registration page for a workshop. The registration page will provide more information on the workshop category options, fees, and refund and cancellation policies. Workshops will be removed from the registration options when full or when the registration deadline passes.

If you need technical assistance, contact the Helpdesk at help@umn.edu or 612-301-4357.


  • Cat A plus 1 other = $145
  • Cat A plus 2 others = $190
  • Cat A plus 3 others = $235

In-person workshops

  • Pre-registration for all workshops is required by the registration close date, no walk-ins are accepted.
  • In-person workshops may have class size limits so register early. Morning and afternoon snacks and lunch are provided for participants.

Recertification self-paced online course

The Canvas online self-paced courses have been discontinued. Please watch for updates about in-person workshops for recertification opportunities.

Pre-certification self-paced online course

The Pre-certification course will prepare you to take the initial certification exam. We will review the material in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual and the Minnesota Supplement. It includes the safety requirements and knowledge needed to become licensed in Minnesota as a commercial or non-commercial applicator.

Note that this only covers Categories A1 and A2. Applicators must study on their own for additional categories.

When you complete the course you still must take the required exams. All exams are provided through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
The course is open from May 1 to Dec. 31, 2022.
Registration open: Apr. 1 -Dec. 1, 2022
Cost: $145

(Study manuals are sold separately and can be purchased through the UMN Bookstore.)


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