Nebraska Pesticide Applicator Testing Sites

 

Commercial/Non-Commercial Recertification and Initial Training session through PSEP is open for registration at pested.unl.edu.

Reservations to take applicator exams ONLY (no training provided) can be made through PSEP here.

A number of Pearson VUE testing sites have reopened for testing services. A list of locations in Nebraska can be found here, appointments are then scheduled through Pearson VUE.

Private Applicator in-person training will once again be hosted at local county extension, please contact your local extension for testing dates and to register. Training is still being offered online at pested.unl.edu or you may opt out of training by passing the PRIVATE APPLICATOR EXAM available at an in-person testing session.

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 online training click here.
For information about Pearson VUE testing click here.

To prepare for these exams, a person should obtain study manuals through the University of Nebraska Extension at 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

 

Initial Certification Schedule
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Date Meeting Categories Offered City Location
2/2/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 01, 04 ,05, 08, 08W, 10 Grand Island College Park - Hall Co. Ext.
2/2/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 01, 04, 07, 09, 11, 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
2/2/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W Norfolk Madison County Extension
2/2/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 04, 08, 08W Omaha Douglas County Extension
2/9/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 01, 03, 05, 09, 14 North Platte W. Central Res. and Extension
2/9/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 03, 04, 06, 07, 09 Omaha Douglas County Extension
2/9/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 01, 04, 09, 11 Scottsbluff Panhandle Res. and Extension
2/23/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 01, 04, 08, 08W Columbus Platte County Courthouse
2/23/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 04, 06, 07, 09, 11, 14 Grand Island College Park - Hall Co. Ext.
2/23/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09 Norfolk Madison County Extension
2/23/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Scottsbluff Panhandle Res. and Extension
2/25/2021 Custom Applicator School 00, 01 Virtual
2/25/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 10 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
2/25/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W North Platte W. Central Res. and Extension
2/25/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 01, 04, 07, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle Res. and Extension
3/16/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 01, 04, 06, 14 Beatrice Gage County Extension
3/16/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 01, 04, 05, 08, 08W Grand Island College Park - Hall Co. Ext.
3/16/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
3/16/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 01, 04, 05, 10, 14 Norfolk Madison County Extension
3/16/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 01, 04, 07 North Platte W. Central Res. and Extension
4/6/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 04 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
4/6/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 01, 04 North Platte W. Central Res. and Extension
4/6/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W Omaha Douglas County Extension
4/6/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 04 Scottsbluff Panhandle Res. and Extension
4/15/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 04, 08, 08W, 14 Omaha Douglas County Extension
4/15/2021 UNL Initial Certification 00, 04, 09 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse Annex

 
Recertification Schedule
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Date Meeting Categories Offered City Location
1/27/2021 Crop Management Conference 00, 01 Virtual
1/27/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Canceled
1/27/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse Annex
1/28/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01 Beatrice Gage County Extension
1/28/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07 Norfolk Madison County Extension
1/28/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07 Omaha Douglas County Extension
2/4/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01 Beatrice Gage County Extension
2/4/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
2/4/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W Omaha Douglas County Extension
2/4/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 11 Scottsbluff Panhandle Res. and Extension
2/9/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
2/10/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01 Grand Island College Park - Hall Co. Ext.
2/10/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01, 04, 07, 09 Holdrege Phelps County Fairgr. Ag Cntr.
2/10/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W Norfolk Madison County Extension
2/11/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 10, 11 Norfolk Madison County Extension
2/11/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 05, 07, 11, 14 North Platte W. Central Res. and Extension
2/11/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09,11 Omaha Douglas County Extension
2/15/2021 Nebraska Aviation Trades Assn. (NATA) 00, 01, 07, 12 La Vista Embassy Suites Omaha-LaVista
2/16/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07, 09, 11 Beatrice Gage County Extension
2/16/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Grand Island College Park - Hall Co. Ext.
2/16/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W Norfolk Madison County Extension
2/16/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07, 09, 10, 14 North Platte W. Central Res. and Extension
2/18/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07, 08, 14 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse Annex
2/18/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01, 04, 05, 07 Columbus Platte County Courthouse
2/18/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 10, 14 Grand Island College Park - Hall Co. Ext.
2/18/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01 North Platte W. Central Res. and Extension
2/18/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 11, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle Res. and Extension
2/18/2021 Urban Pest Mgt. Conference 00, 08, 08W, 11 Virtual
2/25/2021 Custom Applicator School 00, 01 Virtual
2/25/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 05, 07, 11 Omaha Douglas County Extension
3/9/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07, 11, 14 Beatrice Gage County Extension
3/9/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Grand Island College Park - Hall Co. Ext.
3/9/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 11 Holdrege Phelps County Fairgr. Ag Cntr.
3/9/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 14 Norfolk Madison County Extension
3/9/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W Omaha Douglas County Extension
3/9/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01, 05, 07, 09, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle Res. and Extension
3/11/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W 11 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
3/18/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01, 04, 07, 09 Beatrice Gage County Extension
3/18/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01, 04, 09, 14 Columbus Platte County Courthouse
3/18/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01, 04, 07 North Platte W. Central Res. and Extension
3/18/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 05, 07, 09, 14 Omaha Douglas County Extension
3/18/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 09 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse Annex
3/23/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 14 Grand Island College Park - Hall Co. Ext.
3/23/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07, 10, 14 Omaha Douglas County Extension
3/23/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 05, 07, 09, 11 Scottsbluff Panhandle Res. and Extension
3/25/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 11, 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
3/25/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 11 Omaha Douglas County Extension
3/30/2021 UNL Recertification 00,01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 11, 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
4/8/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 01, 04 Columbus Platte County Courthouse
4/8/2021 UNL Recertification 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension

Some applicator categories do not have an option for recertification by training; recertification can only be achieved by retesting or at an NDA-approved meeting out of the Pesticide Safety and Education Program. These categories are listed below. For recertification by testing, please visit pested.unl.edu/testing-only-sessions to schedule an exam.

Category Category Name
01A Fumigation of Soil
02 Ag Animal Pest
03 Forest Pest Control
05S Sewer Root Control with Metam Sodium
06 Seed Treatment
D/R Demonstration and Research
REG Regulatory Pest Control

 
NDA "Testing Only" Sessions
All walk-in test only sessions are currently being held by appointment only. To reserve a time, please visit pested.unl.edu/testing-only-sessions after January 1, 2021.