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)

To register for commercial and noncommercial trainings, click here.
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.

NDA Walk-in Testing Schedule
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (* unless stated otherwise)

* Last exam will be passed out at 2 p.m. (unless marked otherwise) *

Date City Location
1/18/2023 North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center - CANCELED
1/19/2023 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
1/25/2023 Scottsbluff Pandhandle Research and Extension Center
1/26/2023 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
2/1/2023 North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center
2/7/2023 North Platte* West Central Research and Extension Center
2/7/2023 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
2/9/2023 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
2/9/2022 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
2/14/2023 North Platte* West Central Research and Extension Center
2/27/2023 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
2/28/2023 Scottsbluff* Pandhandle Research and Extension Center
3/4/2023 Scottsbluff* Pandhandle Research and Extension Center
3/9/2023 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
3/9/2022 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
3/14/2023 Scottsbluff* Pandhandle Research and Extension Center
3/16/2023 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
3/16/2023 North Platte* West Central Research and Extension Center
3/23/2023 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
3/23/2022 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
3/30/2023 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
4/6/2023 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
4/6/2023 Grand Island College Park
4/20/2023 Scottsbluff Pandhandle Research and Extension Center
4/20/2023 Holdrege Phelps County Ag Building
4/27/2023 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
4/27/2023 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
5/4/2023 North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center
5/11/2023 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
5/11/2023 Grand Island College Park
5/11/2023 Omaha DouglasCounty Extension Office
5/18/2023 Scottsbluff Pandhandle Research and Extension Center
5/25/2023 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
5/25/2023 Holdrege Phelps County Ag Building
6/1/2023 North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center
6/8/2023 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
6/8/2023 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
6/15/2023 Scottsbluff Pandhandle Research and Extension Center
6/15/2023 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
6/22/2023 Grand Island College Park
6/29/2023 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
6/29/2023 North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center
7/6/2023 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
7/6/2023 Holdrege Phelps County Ag Building
7/13/2023 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
7/13/2023 Scottsbluff Pandhandle Research and Extension Center
7/27/2023 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
7/27/2023 North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center
7/27/2023 Grand Island College Park
8/10/2023 Scottsbluff Pandhandle Research and Extension Center
8/10/2023 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
8/10/2023 Grand Island College Park
8/16/2023 North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center
8/17/2023 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
8/24/2023 Holdrege Phelps County Ag Building
9/6/2023 Scottsbluff Pandhandle Research and Extension Center
9/7/2023 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
9/14/2023 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
9/14/2023 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
9/20/2023 North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center
9/28/2023 Grand Island College Park
10/4/2023 Scottsbluff Pandhandle Research and Extension Center
10/12/2023 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
10/12/2023 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
10/12/2023 Holdrege Phelps County Ag Building
10/18/2023 North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center
10/26/2023 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
11/1/2023 Scottsbluff Pandhandle Research and Extension Center
11/9/2023 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
11/15/2023 North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center
11/16/2023 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
11/16/2023 Grand Island College Park
11/29/2023 Scottsbluff Pandhandle Research and Extension Center
11/30/2023 Holdrege Phelps County Ag Building
12/14/2023 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
12/14/2023 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
12/14/2023 Grand Island College Park

Initial Training Dates
Date Meeting Categories City Location
1/31/2023 Initial 00, 03, 04, 07, 11, 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
1/31/2023 Initial 00, 03, 04, 06, 08, 08W Omaha Douglas County Extension
2/2/2023 Initial 00, 01, 04, 05, 08, 08W, 10 Grand Island Hall County Extension
2/7/2023 Initial 00, 01, 04, 06, 07, 08, 08W Norfolk Madison County Extension
2/7/2023 Initial 00, 01, 03, 05, 06, 09 North Platte West Central Research and Extension
2/8/2023 Initial 00, 01, 04, 07, 09 Holdrege Phelps County Extension
2/14/2023 Initial 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 09 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
2/14/2023 Initial 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W North Platte West Central Research and Extension
2/16/2023 Initial 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09 Norfolk Madison County Extension
2/23/2023 CAS 00, 01 Hastings Central Community College
2/28/2023 Initial 00, 04, 07, 09, 14 Omaha Douglas County Extension
2/28/2023 Initial 00, 01, 04, 09, 11 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension
3/1/2023 Initial 00, 01, 04, 08, 08W Columbus Ag Park Clubroom
3/2/2023 Initial 00, 04, 06, 07, 09, 11, 14 Grand Island Hall County Extension
3/2/2023 Initial 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension
3/7/2023 Initial 00, 01, 04, 07, 09 Beatrice Gage County Extension
3/14/2023 Initial 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
3/14/2023 Initial 00, 01, 04, 07, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension
3/16/2023 Initial 00, 01, 04, 05, 10, 14 Norfolk Madison County Extension
3/16/2023 Initial 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 14 North Platte West Central Research and Extension
3/28/2023 Initial 00, 04, 05, 7, 08, 11 Omaha Douglas County Extension
4/4/2023 Initial 00, 01, 04, Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension
4/5/2023 Initial 00, 01, 04, 05, 10, 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
4/6/2023 Initial 00, 01, 04, 05, 09, 11 North Platte West Central Research and Extension
4/11/2023 Initial 00, 01, 04, 09 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse
4/13/2023 Initial 00, 01, 04, 08, 09, 11 Norfolk Madison County Extension

Recertification Training Dates
Date Meeting Categories City Location
1/11/2023 CPC 00, 01 Mead ENREEC
1/12/2023 CPC 00, 01 Beatrice Holiday Inn Express
1/18/2023 CPC 00, 01 Kearney Younes Conference Center
1/19/2023 CPC 00, 01 Hastings Lochland Country Club
1/20/2023 CPC 00, 01 York Holthus Convention Center
1/24-25/2023 Ag Expo 00, 01 Kearney Younes Conference Center
1/26/2023 Recert 00, 01, 07, 14 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse
2/2/2023 Recert 00, 04, 07, 11, 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
2/2/2023 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W Omaha Douglas County Extension
2/2/2023 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension
2/9/2023 Recert 00, 01 Grand Island Hall County Extension
2/9/2023 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 10, 11 Norfolk Madison County Extension
2/14/2023 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 10, 11 Grand Island Hall County Extension
2/14/2023 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W Norfolk Madison County Extension
2/15/2023 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07 Columbus Ag Park Clubroom
2/16/2023 Recert 00, 04, 07, 09, 11 Beatrice Gage County Extension
2/16/2023 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 11, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension
2/21/2023 Recert 00, 01, 07, 08, 08W, 11 North Platte West Central Research and Extension
2/21/2023 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07, 09 Holdrege Phelps County Fairgrounds
2/21/2023 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 14 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse
2/20-22/2023 NATA 00, 01,12 Kearney Younes Conference Center-North
2/23-24/2023 UPMC 00, 08, 08W, 09, 11 Lincoln Courtyard Marriot Downtown/Haymarket
2/23/2023 CAS 00, 01 Hastings Central Community College
2/28/2023 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 14 Grand Island Hall County Extension
2/28/2023 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09 Norfolk Madison County Extension
3/2/2023 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07, 11 Beatrice Gage County Extension
3/2/2023 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 09 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
3/2/2023 Recert 00, 04, 07, 09, 11 Omaha Douglas County Extension
3/7/2023 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W Omaha Douglas County Extension
3/7/2023 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 09, 11 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research Extension
3/9/2023 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 14 Grand Island Hall County Extension
3/9/2023 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 14 North Platte West Central Research and Extension
3/14/2023 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 11 Holdrege Phelps County Fairgrounds
3/14/2023 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 14 Norfolk Madison County Extension
3/15/2023 Recert 00, 01, 04, 09 Columbus Ag Park Clubroom
3/16/2023 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
3/21/2023 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07, 09 Beatrice Gage County Extension
3/21/2023 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07, 11, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension
3/22/2023 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 09 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse
3/23/2023 Recert 00, 04, 07, 10, 14 North Platte West Central Research and Extension
3/30/2023 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07, 09 North Platte West Central Research and Extension
3/30/2023 Recert 00, 04, 08, 08W, 09, 14 Omaha Douglas County Extension
4/6/2023 Recert 00, 01,04, 05, 10, 14 Holdrege Phelps County Fairgrounds