Green County Pesticide Applicator Training

Extension Green County in coordination with Glenn Nice, University of Wisconsin Madison-Division of Extension Pesticide Applicator Training and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), and has announced that the State of Wisconsin will be providing Pesticide Applicator Training Sessions in 2022.  Private and commercial pesticide applicators with expired certifications will need to participate to renew their certifications.

Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) Books
You can order manuals online at the PAT Store with a credit card, or use a mail form available at and send it with a check. Another option is purchasing your manuals ($30) at the Extension Green County Office, 2841 6th Street, Monroe, WI  53566.

Online trainingNEW Option This Year!   MUST STILL TAKE TEST IN PERSON!
To navigate the online options, visit the PAT Store at Scroll down to “Private Applicator Training” and select General Farming 100/101. Then chose B. “Online Private Applicator Training.”

Cost is free for the online trainings. Available online trainings are:

  • January 25, 2022
  • February 15, 2022
  • March 15, 2022
  • April 5, 2022

After choosing a training from our PAT Store, you will receive a zoom link and password a few days before the class. The class will start at 9am and end at approximately 12:30pm. After successful completion of the online training, you will receive a receipt that you must bring with you to the test site when you take the test. This is required for the option of scoring 50% on the test.

In-person training and testing
Green County UW-Extension will be hosting three Pesticide Application Classes and Testing sessions during the months of February 2022 and March 2022 at the Green County Justice Center, 2841 6th Street, Monroe WI.  Smart Phones are not allowed during the Pesticide Exam periods.  Participants must bring their own pencils and a calculator. You only need to attend one and the cost of the session is $10.

Wednesday, Feb 9th, 2022 9:00am-3pm
Wednesday, Feb 23rd, 2022 10:00am – 4pm
Wednesday, Mar 9th, 2022 10:00am – 4pm

If you completed the Classes Online (see class information below) and have the option to score 50%, you must have proof of completing the training by bringing your receipt. Space is limited, so participants need to sign up at least 2 days prior to the testing date for one testing session, by calling the Extension Green County office at 608-328-9440. Testing sessions will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Social distancing and safety protocol will be in place. Masks are currently required to be worn inside the building. UW-Madison Division of Extension faculty, staff and volunteers may require that program participants leave a program, based on health concerns associated with COVID-19.


  Buy Book-$30 Classes or Self Study Book Test Information Test Score Required
Option 1 Online $30 Classes Online UWEX office 50%
Option 2

UWEX Office $30


Classes Online


UWEX office 50%
Option 3 Online $30 Self-Study Book UWEX office 70%
Option 4 UWEX Office $30 Self-Study Book UWEX office 70%
Option 5 Online $30 In-person Class _$10 UWEX office 50%
Option 6 UWEX Office $30 In-person Class $10 UWEX office 50%

You will need to PRE-REGISTER for a testing session to take the test. To register at Green County, stop at the office, or call 608-328-9440. To comply with COVID-19 restrictions, class sizes are limited and social distancing and masks are currently required.

Pre-registration and purchase of materials is required for all the sessions.  To request special accommodations please do so at least one week in advance.  The manual should be reviewed in advance of taking the class.  If you cannot attend the session you registered for, please contact the Extension Green County office at 328-9440 to schedule for another test session.

If none of the testing times work for you, you can take the test another time by appointment only (Call 608-328-9440).

Bring these materials to the testing session:

  1. Large manual – “Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator Training Manual-General Farming”
  2. Number 2 pencil
  3. Green County Emergency Management – EHS Chemical Report form (on green colored paper)
  4. Calculator (Optional, but must be something other than a Smart Phone as they are not allowed for use during the testing period.)
  5. Any questions that you may have

If you have additional questions, please contact the Extension Green County office  at 608-328-9440

Other Area Test Dates:

  • December 7th, Lancaster, WI  10:00 am
  • January 10th, Darlington, WI 10:00 am
  • January 12th, Lancaster, WI  12:30 pm (Test only)
  • January 24th, Darlington, WI  10:00 am
  • February 15th, Lancaster, WI  10:00 am
  • March 17th, Dodgeville, WI  9:00 am