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 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
(Click on meeting for more details.)
Date Meeting Categories Offered City Location
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

 
2021 NDA Testing Sessions
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Date City Location
* Currently, testing at Omaha and Lincoln locations are being held by appointment only. Please call our office (402-471-2351) for a list of dates and to reserve a spot.
By Appointment Only Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
By Appointment Only Omaha Douglas County Extension
4/22/2021 North Platte West Central Research & Extesnion
4/29/2021 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
5/6/2021 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research & Extension
5/13/2021 Grand Island College Park, Hall County Extension
5/18/2021 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office
5/25/2021 Norfolk Madison County Extension
5/27/2021 Kearney Buffalo County Extension
6/3/2021 North Platte West Central Research & Extesnion
6/10/2021 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
6/17/2021 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research & Extension
6/22/2021 Norfolk Madison County Extension
6/24/2021 Grand Island College Park, Hall County Extension
7/1/2021 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office
7/8/2021 Kearney Buffalo County Extension
7/15/2021 North Platte West Central Research & Extesnion
7/27/2021 Norfolk Madison County Extension
7/29/2021 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research & Extension
8/5/2021 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
8/12/2021 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office
8/19/2021 Grand Island College Park, Hall County Extension
8/24/2021 Norfolk Madison County Extension
8/25/2021 North Platte West Central Research & Extesnion
9/2/2021 Kearney Buffalo County Extension
9/8/2021 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research & Extension
9/21/2021 Norfolk Madison County Extension
9/23/2021 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
9/22/2021 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office
10/6/2021 North Platte West Central Research & Extesnion
10/7/2021 Grand Island College Park, Hall County Extension
10/19/2021 Norfolk Madison County Extension
10/20/2021 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research & Extension
10/21/2021 Kearney Buffalo County Extension
11/3/2021 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office
11/4/2021 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
11/17/2021 North Platte West Central Research & Extesnion
11/18/2021 Grand Island College Park, Hall County Extension
12/2/2021 Kearney Buffalo County Extension
12/16/2021 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office