There are three options to recertify your private applicator license in 2021.
Due to COVID-19, for the in-person training, pre-registration is required for each individual for all training dates and locations, whether getting their applicators license for the first time or re-certifying. Seating space will be limited and once filled, no more registrations will be accepted, and the applicator will have to choose another date and location. Those that do not pre-register may be turned away due to lack of space.
Option 1. Attend one of the nine Crop Production Clinics that will be offered via Zoom / virtually during the month of January. The cost of the training is $80.00, and you will need to pre-register on-line at https://agronomy.unl.edu/cpc. Benefits of this option is that you will have nine opportunities to get your license recertified; you can watch the Zoom presentations from home on your computer and not have to travel; you will not take the chance of any in-person trainings being cancelled due to COVID-19 or bad weather; you will avoid not being able to get a space at one of the in-person trainings. You can only recertify; you cannot get a new applicators license.
Option 2. Attend one of the in-person trainings scheduled for January, February, and March. Cost of the training is $50.00. Be aware that these trainings will have limited number of spaces available and there will be no walk-ins.
Pre-registration is required by calling your local Nebraska Extension office for your county of residence. Checks should be made payable to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, payable the day of the training. You should have received a letter from the State Department of Ag reminding you of your permit expiration, if you bring that letter with you the day of the training you will not need to fill out our application form and save yourself time.
These trainings are subject to cancellation at the last moment due to COVID-19 safety protocols or bad weather and may not be re-scheduled.
You can recertify or get a new applicator license.
Option 3. Take the on-line self-study private pesticide training. Cost of the training is $50.00. Registration link for this training done on-line at https://pested.unl.edu/. You can recertify or get a new applicators license.
If in-person trainings are allowed, participants are encouraged to follow Panhandle Public Health District and UNL safety guidelines for COVID-19 at these trainings by wearing a mask / facial covering and maintain 6 feet physical distancing.
The state pesticide license fee is $25.00 for private applicators. Upon completion of your private pesticide applicator training, the Nebraska Department of Ag (NDA) will receive your application form and then send you a billing invoice for the $25.00 state license fee. The license fee covers the three-year certification period. Upon receipt of the license fee payment, the NDA will issue your pesticide license card to you. All dollars collected by the NDA in license fees are transferred for use by the Nebraska Natural Resource Districts in their educational programs. Your NDA private pesticide license card is required for the purchase and use of restricted use pesticides to produce Agricultural Commodities.
Training materials for Pesticide Applicators are available via http://marketplace.unl.edu.
|Thursday, January 21||Sidney - Cheyenne County Community Center||8:30a.m.||254-4455|
|Thursday, January 21||Sidney - Cheyenne County Community Center||1:00p.m.||254-4455|
|Tuesday, January 26||Sidney - Cheyenne County Community Center||8:30a.m.||254-4455|
|Tuesday, January 26||Sidney - Cheyenne County Community Center||1:00p.m.||254-4455|
|Thursday, January 28||Scottsbluff - Panhandle Research Extension & Education Center||8:30a.m.||632-1480|
|Thursday, January 28||Scottsbluff - Panhandle Research Extension & Education Center||1:00p.m.||632-1480|
|Tuesday, February 2||Chappell - Lions Den||1:00p.m.||874-2705|
|Wednesday, February 3||Alliance - Knight Museum||8:30a.m.||762-5616|
|Wednesday, February 3||Alliance - Knight Museum||1:00p.m.||762-5616|
|Thursday, February 4||Kimball - 4-H Building||8:30a.m.||235-3122|
|Thursday, February 4||Kimball - 4-H Building||1:00p.m.||235-3122|
|Tuesday, February 9||Harrisburg - Banner County Courthouse||1:00p.m.||235-3122|
|Wednesday, February 10||Chadron - Dawes County 4-H Building||8:30a.m.||432-3373|
|Wednesday, February 10||Chadron - Dawes County 4-H Building||1:00p.m.||432-3373|
|Thursday, February 11||Bridgeport - Prairie Winds Community Center||8:30a.m.||262-1022|
|Thursday, February 11||Bridgeport - Prairie Winds Community Center||1:00p.m.||262-1022|
|Wednesday, February 17||Mirage Flats - St. Peters Church||1:00p.m.||327-2312|
|Wednesday, February 24||Crawford - Community Center||8:30a.m.||432-3373|
|Wednesday, February 24||Crawford - Community Center||1:00p.m.||432-3373|
|Wednesday, March 3||Rushville - American Legion||8:30a.m.||327-2312|
|Wednesday, March 3||Rushville - American Legion||1:00p.m.||327-2312|
|Thursday, March 4||Oshkosh - Wesleyan Church||8:30a.m.||772-3311|
|Thursday, March 4||Oshkosh - Wesleyan Church||1:00p.m.||772-3311|
|Wednesday, March 10||Alliance - Knight Museum||8:30a.m.||762-5616|
|Wednesday, March 10||Alliance - Knight Museum||1:00p.m.||762-5616|
|March 17Postponed to Wednesday, March 31||Harrison - Fire Hall||1:00p.m.||432-3373|
|Thursday, March 25||Scottsbluff - Panhandle Research Extension & Education Center||8:30a.m.||632-1480|
|Thursday, March 25||Scottsbluff - Panhandle Research Extension & Education Center||1:00p.m.||632-1480|