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Private pesticide applicators

Workshops for 2021 are now closed. Choose one of the exam options to certify or recertify in 2021.

Take the online or mail-in exam if:

  • You are a new applicator and you want to become certified.
  • Your license has lapsed and you are not currently certified through March 1, 2021.
  • You missed or did not complete the online workshops or self-paced course and wish to recertify.
  • Find out more about taking the exam.

Find exam information, workshops and courses for those who apply pesticides to their own land or to sites for the production of agricultural commodities.



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Private applicator education questions

If you apply restricted use pesticides to your own land or sites for the production of agricultural commodities.

Questions about private applicator workshops 

Tana Haugen-Brown, co-coordinator

Questions about mail-in and online exams


Pesticide Safety and Environmental Education
550 Bunker Lake Blvd
Bunker Hills Activity Center, L-1
Andover, MN 55304

Weather cancellations

Wondering if a private applicator workshop is still on? Contact the Farm Information Line.
1-800-232-9077 or fil@umn.edu.

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