PRIVATE Pesticide Applicator Training Opportunities for 2024

Private pesticide applicator training dates are set for 2024.  The training date for the Wayne location is March 20, 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM at theWayne Fire Hall. Additional dates and locations can be found here. Private applicator licenses are necessary to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides on agricultural lands in the state of Nebraska.

Applicators whose licenses are set to expire on April 15, 2024 will recieve a recertification form from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. You must provide the original copy of this form regardless of the recertification option you select. In addition, you must present a PHOTO ID the day of the training to renew your pesticide license for 2024. There are two (2) methods available to renew your license. They include: 

1.    Attend a Nebraska Extension Private Applicator Certification/Recertification program. A 2-3-hour workshop can be attended at any location across Nebraska that is convenient for you. After the presentation, submit your original NDA recertification form to the program educator, and they will submit your paperwork to the NDA. Upon receiving your form, the NDA will provide you, by mail, a billing invoice for the license fee. The cost of this training option is $60 with an additional $25 for the NDA license fee (to be paid when invoice postcard is received) 

If a training date must be postponed or canceled due to weather or other circumstances, notification will be placed on local radio stations. 

2.    Complete your pesticide training online available by visiting pested.unl.edu. This online training contains multiple modules consisting of videos, activities, reading, and quizzes. Once all the modules are completed, a certificate will be emailed to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture with your NDA recertification form.  Additional materials on licensing will then be sent. The cost of this option is $60 and an additional $25 for the NDA license fee (to be paid when invoice postcard is received).

If you are unable to complete the above options, please contact the extension office at 402-375-3310 or the Nebraska Extension Pesticide Safety Education Office at 402-472-1632.

Due to changes in regulations, additional certification requirements will need to be met for fumigation and aerial applications. For additional information see pested.unl.edu or call the Nebraska Extension Pesticide Safety Education Office at 402-472-1632.

 Failure to complete your recertification will cause your license to expire. Nebraska Extension is your partner in providing private applicator recertification education and training. Only cash or checks are accepted for payment. Please make all checks payable to “University of Nebraska–Lincoln.” If you have any questions or need clarification on the type of licensure you have and the recertification education required, please contact the extension office at 402-375-3310 or the Nebraska Extension Pesticide Education Office at 402-472-1632.