Private Pesticide Training Scotts Bluff County

The 2023 private pesticide applicator training dates, times, and locations have been set, with sessions beginning in early January and continuing through March at sites throughout the Nebraska Panhandle and Sandhills.

Notification letters will be sent out by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture to applicators whose license will expire in 2023. The cost of the training is $50, payable the day of the training.

Private pesticide licenses also can be obtained by completing an online course. Pesticide applicators can purchase access to the online course via https://pested.unl.edu/. Cost of the course is $50.  Call 402-472-1632 with any questions about this training. 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.

There will be changes and updates to the private pesticide training that may impact your operation.

  • Your new license will indicate that you received private pesticide safety training with the words “General Agriculture” and a code (00) printed on it. If you chose to certify in either Soil or Non-Soil / Structural Fumigation (see below), you will need to take the commercial exams for those categories, and your license will eventually show these as 01A and 11, respectively. Your new license will be tan in color.
  • If you wish to use soil fumigants, you will be required to pass the commercial Soil Fumigation (category 01A) exam to receive this certification. Training manuals are available for purchase on the https://pested.unl.edu/ website or call 402-472-1632 for more information.
  •  If you wish to use non-soil, structural, or rodent burrow fumigants, you will be required to pass the commercial Non-Soil / Structural Fumigation (category 11) exam to receive this certification. Training manuals are available for purchase on the https://pested.unl.edu/ website or call 402-472-1632 for more information.

Individuals who desire to add these fumigation categories are strongly encouraged to obtain the training manuals several weeks prior to taking the exam so you have time to review the literature. You can take either fumigation category exam at any regular NDA walk-in testing session, which are posted at https://nda.nebraska.gov/pesticide/applicator_testing.html . Private applicators do not need either of these categories if they are applying rodent baits.                   

Training manuals are available for purchase on the https://pested.unl.edu/ website or call 402-472-1632 for more information. Applicators who want to add these categories to their license are encouraged to purchase the study manuals as soon as possible and review the literature prior to taking the exam(s).

For any questions about the scheduled training sessions, please contact local Nebraska Extension County offices.

Local Trainings Available in 2023

Tuesday, January 24 Alliance - Knight Museum 1:00p.m. 762-5616
Tuesday, January 24 Sidney - Cheyenne County Community Center 8:30a.m. 254-4455
Tuesday, January 24 Sidney - Cheyenne County Community Center 1:00p.m. 254-4455
Thursday, January 26 Scottsbluff - Panhandle Research Extension & Education Center 1:00p.m. 632-1480
Tuesday, January 31 Chappell - Lions Den 1:00p.m. 874-2705
Tuesday, January 31 Chadron - Dawes County 4-H Building 1:00p.m. 432-3373
Thursday, February 2 Kimball - 4-H Building 1:00p.m. 235-3122
Thursday, February 9 Bridgeport - Prairie Winds Community Center 1:00p.m. 262-1022
Tuesday, February 14 Harrisburg - Banner County Courthouse 1:00p.m. 235-3122
Tuesday, February 14 Mirage Flats - St. Peters Church 1:00p.m. 327-2312
Tuesday, February 21 Crawford - Community Center 1:00p.m. 432-3373
Thursday, February 23 Oshkosh - Wesleyan Church 1:00p.m. 772-3311
Thursday, March 9 Alliance - Knight Museum 1:00p.m. 762-5616
Thursday, March 16 Harrison - Fire Hall 1:00p.m. 432-3373
Thursday, March 23 Scottsbluff - Panhandle Research Extension & Education Center 1:00p.m. 632-1480
Tuesday, March 28 Rushville - Sheridan County Extension Office 1:00p.m. 327-2312