PSEP Private Pesticide Applicator Training Dates Set

Private Pesticide Applicator Training dates for 2022. 

Thursday, January 6 at the Hartington City Auditorium Basement at 1:00-4:00 and 6:00-9:00 pm
Thursday, January 20 at the Fordyce Fire Hall at 1:00-4:00 pm
Tuesday, February 8 at the Hartington City Auditorium Basement at 9:00-11:59 am and 1:00-4:00 pm
Friday, March 18 at the Hartington City Auditorium Basement at 1:00-4:00 pm

Please bring your barcode letter you received from the state PSEP office, a photo identification, and $50 training fee.  If you don't have the barcode letter, no problem, we will have forms for you to fill in.  Cost is $50 for the in-person training to be paid at the training site, please make checks payable to University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Plus an additional $25 licensing fee to be paid later when you recieve your postcard upon training completion from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.  If you are unable to attend an in-person training you also have the option to take an online training for $50. 

NEW this year, participants will not receive a 2022 Guide for Weed, Disease, and Insect Management at the trainings.  If you wish a copy you may purchase one from UNL Marketplace at https://marketplace.unl.edu/pested/commercial-noncommercial-study-materials. Cost is $25.

Any person who wishes to use any restricted use pesticides (RUP) for purposes of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented, is required to have a private applicator license.  For more information visit the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) website.  

Cedar County and Area Training Dates
All Nebraska Private Pesticide Applicator Training Dates
Crop Production Clinics
 - pre-register required
Commercial/Noncommercial Pesticide Training Dates 
Chemigation Training      2022 Chemigation Training Dates
Additional Training Required for RUP Dicamba/Auxin Products

If you have limited access to a computer a hard-copy home-study option is also available, cost is $75 (plus the additional $25 licensing fee by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture), contact UNL Pesticide Safety Education Program at 402-472-1632 to arrange for a hard copy to be mailed to you.

For more information, below is the letter sent to Cedar County producers requiring recertification training:

Dear Certified Private Applicator,

My name is Mitiku Mamo, and I am your County Extension Educator for Pesticide Safety Education Training. This training is required to receive a pesticide applicator license from the state of Nebraska. You are receiving this letter because the Nebraska Department of Agriculture has indicated that your license will be expiring on April 15th, 2022. If you will be using or purchasing any Restricted Use Pesticides on property that you own or rent, you will need to be certified as a private applicator. If you intend to receive compensation for using or purchasing Restricted Use Pesticides, then you will need to be certified as a Commercial/Noncommercial applicator.  In January through April, Nebraska Extension will be hosting traditional private pesticide trainings in your area. These trainings will be roughly 2 to 3 hours long and will cost $50 and an additional $25 for the NDA license (to be paid at a later date when you receive your postcard).

Bring your Nebraska Department of Agriculture Letter with you to the training. This letter will have a barcode that is needed for recertification.

I wanted to let you know that there are updates to the private pesticide safety training that may impact your operation. These changes are in accordance with changes to the Nebraska Pesticide Act. For questions regarding your license please contact the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at 402-471-2351.

  • Your new license will indicate that you received private pesticide safety training with the words “General Agriculture” and/or a code (00) printed on it. If you choose to get certified in either Soil or Non-Soil/Structural Fumigation (see below), your license will show these as 01a and 11, respectively. Your new license will be a tan color.
  • If you wish to use soil fumigants, you will be required to pass the commercial/noncommercial Soil Fumigation (category 01a) exam to receive this certification. Training manuals available for purchase on the pested.unl.edu website or call 402-472-1632 for more information
  • If you wish to use non-soil, structural, or rodent burrow fumigants, you will be required to pass the commercial/noncommercial Non-Soil/Structural Fumigation (category 11) exam to receive this certification. Training manuals are available for purchase on the pested.unl.edu website or call 402-472-1632 for more information

Attached to this letter is a purchase order form for the EC130, also called “The Guide for Weed, Disease, and Insect Management in Nebraska”. For questions regarding acquisition of this guide please contact the Pesticide Safety Education Program office at 402-472-1632.

Thank you for your time. I look forward to seeing you at a training very soon.
Mitiku Mamo
Cropping Systems Extension Educator for Cedar, Dixon, Knox and Wayne counties