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Nebraska Pesticide Applicator Testing Sites

For a resident of Nebraska to obtain a new commercial or non-commercial pesticide applicator license, a person needs to do the following:

  • Pass a General Standards (core) exam (60 multiple choice questions, 70% passing)
  • Pass at least one category exam, tied to the sites or pests you will be controlling
  • Complete a license request form
  • Pay the appropriate license fee ($90 for a commercial license)

For PRIVATE applicator training dates click here.
For information about Pearson VUE testing click here.

There are no fees associated with taking Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) exams. To prepare for these exams, a person should obtain study manuals through the University of Nebraska Extension at http://pested.unl.edu. A listing and description of categories can be found at: Categories of Commercial and Noncommercial Pesticide Applicators.

UNL Extension also offers Initial Certification training sessions where videos with a review of training highlights may be viewed prior to taking NDA exams. Please note that exams are based off the content of written manuals and NebGuides, not videos.

Once all exams are successfully completed, a billing statement for the license will be issued. An applicator is not considered licensed until all necessary exams are completed and the license fee has been collected and processed.

Licenses expire April 15 of the third year after it is obtained or renewed. Renewal of licenses may be accomplished by:

  • Attending an approved continuing education course which includes updates to both General Standards (core) information and category-specific information.
  • Complete a license request form
  • Pay the appropriate license fee
NDA Walk-in "Testing Only" Sessions
(Exams must start between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)
Date City Location
12/12/2019 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
12/19/2019 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
4/16/2020 Grand Island Hall County Extension Office
4/16/2020 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
4/21/2020 Norfolk Madison County Extension Office
4/23/2020 North Platte WCREC
4/30/2020 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
4/30/2020 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
5/6/2020 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse Annex
5/7/2020 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
5/7/2020 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
5/14/2020 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
5/14/2020 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
5/14/2020 Norfolk Madison County Extension Office
5/21/2020 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
5/21/2020 Sidney WNCC Room 167
5/28/2020 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
5/28/2020 McCook Red Willow County Fairgrounds
6/2/2020 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse Annex
6/4/2020 Chadron Dawes County Extension
6/4/2020 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
6/11/2020 Grand Island Hall County Extension Office
6/11/2020 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
6/16/2020 Norfolk Madison County Extension Office
6/18/2020 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
6/18/2020 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office
6/25/2020 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
6/25/2020 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
7/2/2020 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
7/2/2020 North Platte WCREC
7/9/2020 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
7/9/2020 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
7/16/2020 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
7/21/2020 Norfolk Madison County Extension Office
7/23/2020 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
7/30/2020 McCook Red Willow County Fairgrounds
7/30/2020 Sidney WNCC Room 167
8/6/2020 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
8/6/2020 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
8/18/2020 Norfolk Madison County Extension Office
8/13/2020 Chadron Dawes County Extension
8/13/2020 Grand Island Hall County Extension Office
8/20/2020 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
8/26/2020 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office
8/27/2020 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
9/3/2020 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
9/9/2020 North Platte WCREC
9/10/2020 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
9/10/2020 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
9/22/2020 Norfolk Madison County Extension Office
9/23/2020 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
10/1/2020 Grand Island Hall County Extension Office
10/1/2020 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
10/7/2020 Sidney WNCC Room 167
10/8/2020 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
10/21/2020 Chadron Dawes County Extension
10/22/2020 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
10/22/2020 Norfolk Madison County Extension Office
10/29/2020 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
11/5/2020 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
11/5/2020 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
11/5/2020 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office
11/19/2020 Grand Island Hall County Extension Office
11/19/2020 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
11/19/2020 North Platte WCREC
12/3/2020 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
12/3/2020 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
12/10/2020 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
12/10/2020 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
12/17/2020 Sidney WNCC Room 167

 

Initial Certification Schedule
(Click on meeting for more details.)
Date Meeting Categories Offered City Location
2/4/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 08, 08W, 10 Grand Island College Park
2/4/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 07, 09, 11, 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
2/4/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W Norfolk Madison County Extension Office
2/11/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 03, 05, 09, 14 North Platte UNL WCREC
2/11/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 03, 04, 06, 07, 09 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
2/11/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 09, 11 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension Center
2/25/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 08, 08W Columbus Platte County Courthouse
2/25/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04, 06, 07, 09, 11, 14 Grand Island College Park
2/25/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09 Norfolk Madison County Extension Office
2/25/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension Center
2/27/2020 Custom Applicator School 00, 01 Hastings Central Community College
2/27/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 10 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
2/27/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W North Platte UNL WCREC
2/27/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 07, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension Center
3/17/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 06, 14 Beatrice Gage County Extension Office
3/17/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
3/17/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 10, 14 Norfolk Madison County Extension Office
3/17/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 07 North Platte UNL WCREC
4/9/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
4/9/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04 North Platte UNL WCREC
4/9/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
4/9/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04, Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension Center
4/16/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04, 08, 08W, 14 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
4/16/2020 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04, 09 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse Annex

 

Recertification Schedule
(Click on meeting for more details.)
Date Meeting Categories Offered City Location
1/7/2020 Turfgrass Association Conference 00, 04 Omaha La Vista Conference Center
1/7/2020 Crop Protection Clinic 00, 01 Gering Gering Civic Center
1/8/2020 Crop Protection Clinic 00, 01 North Platte Sandhills Convention Center
1/10/2020 Crop Protection Clinic 00, 01 Beatrice Beatrice Country Club
1/13/2020 Crop Protection Clinic 00, 01 Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center
1/14/2020 Crop Protection Clinic 00, 01 York Holthus Convention Center
1/15/2020 Crop Protection Clinic 00, 01 Mead UNL ARDC
1/21/2020 Nebraska Crop Management Conference 00, 01 Kearney Younes Conference Center
1/22/2020 Nebraska Crop Management Conference 00, 01 Kearney Younes Conference Center
1/28/2020 Nebraska Agri-Business Expo 00, 01 Omaha Embassy Suites
2/6/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 10, 14 Grand Island College Park
2/6/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
2/6/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 11 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension Center
2/12/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 09 Holdrege Phelps County Fairground Ag Center
2/12/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W Norfolk Madison County Extension Office
2/13/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 10, 11 Norfolk Madison County Extension Office
2/13/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 05, 07, 11, 14 North Platte UNL WCREC
2/13/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 11 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
2/13/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 14 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse Annex
2/18/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 09, 11 Beatrice Gage County Extension Office
2/18/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Grand Island College Park
2/18/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W Norfolk Madison County Extension Office
2/18/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 07, 09, 10, 14 North Platte UNL WCREC
2/20/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 07 Columbus Platte County Courthouse
2/20/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
2/20/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 11, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension Center
2/20-2/21/2020 Urban Pest Management Conference 00, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Graduate Hotel
2/25-2/26/2020 Nebraska Avation Trades Association 00, 01, 07, 12 Kearney Younes Conference Center
2/27/2020 Custom Applicator School 00, 01 Hastings Central Community College
3/10/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 11, 14 Beatrice Gage County Extension Office
3/10/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 11 Holdrege Phelps County Fairground Ag Center
3/10/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 14 Norfolk Madison County Extension Office
3/19/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 07, 09 Beatrice Gage County Extension Office
3/19/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 09, 14 Columbus Platte County Courthouse
3/19/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 07 North Platte UNL WCREC
3/19/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 05, 07, 09, 10, 14 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
3/19/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 09 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse Annex
3/24/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 05, 07, 09, 11, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension Center
3/26/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 11, 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
3/26/2020 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W,09, 11 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office