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Free private pesticide applicator online study course

Do you need your private pesticide applicator certification?

This new course is a supplement to the pesticide applicator manual with interactive videos, graphics, and additional content to help you engage with the curriculum.

We are offering a trial run of this course for free! We’d like to get your feedback on how we can improve the course and how to make it as useful as possible for new pesticide applicators seeking certification. The course will take ~10 hours total, and we recommend splitting it up over six weeks.

Who is this course for? 

While the private applicator manual and exam are geared towards field crop producers, the online course has an expanded focus with extra information for specialty crop producers. Our goal is to create a course on pesticide safety and integrated pest management that is useful to growers at all scales of production.


To register for the course, you’ll first need to create a free account with Second, fill out the course registration form at We will get back to you by February 18th with instructions for starting the course.

Additional resources

You can find additional information about pesticide applicator certification and licensing as well as a free PDF version of the private applicator manual at

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