UNL Pesticide Safety Education Program 2021

If you have a commercial pesticide applicators license expiring in April 2021 or was extended in 2020, please consider making plans for PSEP training in 2021.

In-person trainings will be held only if current COVID-19 conditions permit. Pre-registration will be required due to room capacity limitations for COVID-19. Attendees will be required to wear masks at the trainings.

To register for all UNL Initial training meetings, go to UNL Pesticide Safety Education Program site for dates, categories, locations, and registration. Registration will begin Jan 1, 2021 and is required due to reduced room capacity. Cost is $80 per online registration.


In-person trainings are scheduled at the Douglas County Office at 8015 West Center Road, Omaha NE 68124:

  • Initial trainings starting at 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. — Feb. 2, Feb. 9, April 6 and April 15.
  • Recertification trainings starting at 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. — Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 9, March 23, March 25.

Aside from in-person trainings, independent studies can also accomplish by purchasing study materials from UNL Pesticide Safety Education Program, and then registering for exams.

Testing-Only sessions are scheduled throughout the state, and registration will open after Jan. 1, 2021. These in-person sessions include written, closed-book exams given by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA). Information for location, dates and times will be located at the Nebraska Pesticide Applicator Testing page. There will be a $5 registration fee.

Aside from in-person testing, Pearson VUE testing sites are available to take a computer-based test for limited categories. Visit Pearson VU Testing sites for a list of testing sites after Jan. 1, 2021 for available categories and dates. Cost will be $55 per exam.

For more information about training and recertification, please visit Pesticide Safety Education Program at https://pested.unl.edu, or contact the team via email: pested@unl.edu or call 402-472-1632.