2023 Private Pesticide Training Dates Set

Producers who need to acquire or renew a private pesticide applicator license will have a number of options in 2023. To certify for a new license or recertify an existing one, the following options are available:

  1. Attend a face-to-face training session,
  2. Complete an online self-study program, or
  3. Pass a private applicator exam administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA).

In addition, private licenses can be recertified by attending a Crop Production Clinic.

After completing one of the above options, the NDA will mail you a postcard requesting payment of a $25 licensing fee. Once the licensing fee is paid, a three-year license is issued.

Dates, locations, and registration information for 2023 face-to-face training sessions are listed online. Please note that additional training sessions may be added to this list as time goes forward. When selecting a training session from the list, be sure to check the rightmost column of the table for pre-registration instructions for each session.

For the online private self-study program, please visit https://pested.unl.edu on or after Jan. 1, 2023.

More information can be found HERE