Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification/Certification



Recertify or Certify by one of five methods:

  1. Attending an interesting and informative agronomic and safety training session given by Extension Educators Nicole Stoner and Randy Pryor. This will take 3 hours and cost $40. The Nebraska Department of Ag will bill you for the license fee of $25. This session also is a certification session for farmers who have let the certification lapse, have never had one, or have a new employee needing certification. Your check for the $40 training fee should be made out the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. No preregistration required.
  2. Complete a home study course purchased from your local Extension Office for $60 plus you will be billed $25 by the Nebraska Department of Ag for the license fee.
    1. Test out at a Nebraska Department of Ag testing location; pay just the license fee of $25.
    2. Taking the online private pesticide initial certification or recertification course and passing the quizzes in the course. Fee is $60 per applicator plus $25 license fee from the Nebraska Department of Ag. Allow 6-8+ hours to complete at your own pace.
    3. Attend full day of Crop Production Clinic (schedule on back of letter) for $80
      (pre-registration fee). Pay $25 license fee. Preregistration required at

*******Bring Your State Department of Agriculture bar-coded letter and your checkbook, it will save you time***** 


WEATHER: It is our intent to hold these meetings in any weather.  If Mother Nature takes issue with the schedule, announcements will be made on News Channel Nebraska 1450 AM, and KUTT 99.5 FM. 


Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification/Certification
Training Dates
Gage, Jefferson, and Saline Counties

Friday, February 22           9AM-Noon & 1-4PM     Gage County Extension Office, 1115 W Scott Street, Beatrice

Monday, February 25        1-4PM                               Friend Catholic Church, 403 4th Street, Friend

Wednesday, February 27       9AM-Noon                 Saline County Extension Office, 306 W Third, Wilber

Thursday, March 7             9AM-Noon & 1-4PM    4-H Building, Jefferson Co. Fairgrounds, Fairbury 

Other locations can be located by calling the Extension Office or going on-line to, then select Certification and Licensing from top bar, Private License from the drop-down menu, and Private Pesticide Safety Education Program Sessions. A calendar will give you all the options for counties and dates.

Crop Production Clinics (make sure you preregister at

January 9

Gering, NE

Gering Civic Center

January 10

North Platte, NE

Sandhills Convention Center

January 15

LaVista, NE

LaVista Conference Center

January 17

York, NE

Holthus Convention Center

January 23 or 24

Norfolk, NE

Lifelong Learning Center

2019 Local UNL Dicamba Trainings

Led by Extension Educator Randy Pryor

Tuesday, March 12             10-11:30AM               4-H Building, Jefferson Co. Fairgrounds, Fairbury

Wednesday, March 13       10-11:30AM              Gage County Extension Office, 1115 W Scott Street, Beatrice

Thursday, March 14           10-11:30AM              Saline County Extension Office, 306 W Third, Wilber

The EPA has extended the registrations for three RUP dicamba products (XtendiMax®, Engenia®, FeXapan™) until December 20, 2020. You must hold a valid applicator's license and receive annual, state–authorized, dicamba–or auxin–specific training to use these products. UNL's online dicamba–specific training is one option and is available after Jan. 1, 2019. Almost 1400 applicators choose that option last year.  Go to:

In addition you will find information for all Nebraska training opportunities, new record keeping requirements and what applicators need to know at the Nebraska Department of Agriculture website: