2020 Pesticide Applicator Training CANCELED

***PSEP Recertification (updated as of April 13, 2020)

There is a Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) order that eases the restriction on pesticide applicator license holders, providing a temporarily postponement on certain training requirements. Individuals with valid commercial, non-commercial, and private applicator licenses which expire April 15, 2020, must notify NDA of their intent to renew their license and pay the required fees to NDA by May 15, 2020. The number to call is 402-471-2351.

For more information about this most recent notice: https://nda.nebraska.gov/press/april2020/PesticideLicenseInformation.pdf

Commercial PSEP

Over concerns with the spread of COVID-19, we are taking steps to help protect Nebraskans within the UNL community. We are no longer holding Pesticide Applicator Education and Training at the Douglas County Office.

Effective March 16, ALL remaining scheduled training sessions for 2020 are CANCELED.

This includes recertification classes scheduled for March 19 and 26, and the initial training and testing scheduled for April 9 and 16. Below are the options available to commercial pesticide applicators.

  1. For Recertification commercial PSEP:
    • PSEP has developed a temporary online training method to recertify those caught in this situation. The PSEP office will contact participants directly.
    • Training will be made available the week of April 6-10.
    • If you have questions about recertification, please contact the PSEP office: 402-472-1632 or 800-627-7216
  2. For Initial commercial PSEP:
    • Go to: https://psep.education/cart/ to purchase the appropriate flipbooks.
    • Participants will still need to arrange for testing; however, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture has temporarily suspended all testing for all commercial PSEP. NDA:402-471-6849.

The Pesticide Safety Education Team has developed a link on the pesticide education website that addresses these changes due to the virus situation. Please go to: https://pested.unl.edu/covid-19-information

To contact the PSEP office: Vicki Schroeder at 402-472-1632 or 800-627-7216.