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 2023. 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 https://patstore.wisc.edu with a credit card, or use a mail form available at https://go.wisc.edu/patbook and send it with a check. Manuals must be purchased online and can no longer be purchased at your local Extension offices.
One, in person live training will be held in our area on February 22, 2023, at the Dodger Bowl Lanes, 318 King St, Dodgeville, WI 53533. You can sign up online at the PAT Store https://patstore.wisc.ed. Please note this training will have an instructor in house from 9:00am -12:30pm to teach the information and a test session in the afternoon.
Online training –Available again this year! MUST STILL TAKE TEST IN PERSON!
To navigate the online options, visit the PAT Store at https://patstore.wisc.edu. Scroll down to “Private Applicator Training” and select General Farming 100/101. Then chose B. “Online Private Applicator Training.”
Two types of training will be held this year. Online training can take the place of in-person training. From time of starting you will have 14 days to complete the training. Please keep the email with link to get back to the training if you leave it. Online training can be taken at any time. You will have access to training for 120 days of registration. The certification exam is given by the Extension office. Once you have completed the training, you will receive a Completion Receipt that you must show to the test proctor to be coded as attended a training. Register online for this training.
The other option is attending a Private Applicator Certification Trainings as a Zoom Webinar this year. Counties will be hosting the Zoom Webinars, however, each individual must still go online to purchase their book. To register for the County Zoom Webinar, please sign up in advance. Participants must be present for the whole training and the test afterward.
- Jan 13th, Hosting Zoom Webinar, Lafayette County Extension, Darlington, WI
- Jan 25th, Hosting Test Only Session, Lafayette County Extension, Darlington, WI
- Feb 3rd, Hosting Zoom Webinar, Green County Extension, Monroe, WI
- Feb 14th, Hosting Test Only Session, Green County Extension, Monroe, WI
- March 3rd, Hosting Zoom Webinar, Grant County Extension, Lancaster, WI
- March 15th, Hosting Test Only Session, Grant County Extension, Lancaster, WI
- March 20th, Hosting Zoom Webinar, Iowa County Extension, Dodgeville, WI
- April 7th, Hosting Test Only Session, Iowa County Extension, Dodgeville, WI
Cost is free for the online webinar trainings. Available online trainings are on the following dates from 9:00am – 12:30pm. Following the Zoom Webinar, counties are able to offer the testing option immediately following the webinar.
If you choose an ZOOM training on the 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, and you can do this from home as your own personal ZOOM session. 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 one in person Pesticide Application Training Webinar and Testing session on February 3rd, 2023 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 training session and there is no cost to attend. Books MUST BE purchased online prior to the session and you must register for the ZOOM session via the Register for County Zoom button above or by calling the Green County Extension office at 608-328-9440. Immediately following the webinar training, Green County will host a testing session from 1:00pm -3:00pm.
|Friday, Feb 3rd, 2023 – Private Application Training Webinar||9:00am-12:30pm|
|Friday, Feb 3rd, 2023 – Private Applicator Testing||1:00pm – 3pm|
|Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2023 – Testing Only Session||1:00pm – 3pm|
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 optional 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-$40||Classes or Self Study Book||Test Information||Test Score Required|
|Option 1||Online $40||Classes Online (must provide proof of completion)||UWEX office||50%|
|Option 3||Online $40||Attend In-person Zoom Webinar at UWEX Office||UWEX office||50%|
|Option 4||Online $40||Attend In-person Zoom Webinar from Home (must provide proof)||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:
- Large manual – “Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator Training Manual-General Farming”
- Number 2 pencil
- Green County Emergency Management – EHS Chemical Report form (on green colored paper)
- Calculator (Optional, but must be something other than a Smart Phone as they are not allowed for use during the testing period.)
- Any questions that you may have
If you have additional questions, please contact the Extension Green County office at 608-328-9440