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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)

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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
9/3/2019 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office
9/5/2019 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
9/5/2019 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
9/12/2019 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
9/24/2019 Norfolk Madison County Extension Office (1305 S 13th St)
9/24/2019 North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center
9/26/2019 Grand Island Hall County Extension Office
10/1/2019 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension Center (Monument Room)
10/3/2019 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
10/17/2019 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
10/17/2019 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
10/24/2019 Sidney Western Nebraska Community College, Room 167
11/5/2019 Chadron Dawes County Extension Office
11/7/2019 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
11/7/2019 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
11/7/2019 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
11/19/2019 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office
11/26/2019 Grand Island Hall County Extension Office
12/3/2019 Hastings Central Community College Webster Building, Room 121
12/5/2019 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
12/12/2019 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
12/19/2019 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office