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Nebraska Pesticide Applicator Testing Sites

For a resident of Nebraska to obtain a new commercial or non-commercial pesticide applicator license, a person needs to do the following:

There are no fees associated with taking Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) exams. To prepare for these exams, a person should obtain study manuals through the University of Nebraska Extension at http://pested.unl.edu. A listing and description of categories can be found at: Categories of Commercial and Noncommercial Pesticide Applicators.

UNL Extension also offers Initial Certification training sessions where videos with a review of training highlights may be viewed prior to taking NDA exams. Please note that exams are based off the content of written manuals and NebGuides, not videos.

Once all exams are successfully completed, a billing statement for the license will be issued. An applicator is not considered licensed until all necessary exams are completed and the license fee has been collected and processed.

Licenses expire April 15 of the third year after it is obtained or renewed. Renewal of licenses may be accomplished by:
Below is a list of sites which offer (1) exams only; (2) supplemental training plus exams for initial certification; and (3) training for renewal of licenses.

2014 Initial Certification Meetings
Commercial and Non-Commercial
(UNL or Association Training plus NDA Exam)
Date Meeting Categories City Location
March 18 March 17 UNL Initial Certification 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8W, 9, 10, 14 Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center, NECC
March 18 UNL Initial Certification 1, 4, 6, 14 Beatrice Gage County Extension Office
March 18 Cancelled UNL Initial Certification 1, 4, 7 Ogallala Valentino's
March 18 Cancelled UNL Initial Certification 1, 4, 8, 8W, 10, 14 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office
March 18 Cancelled UNL Initial Certification 1, 4, 7, 14 Scottsbluff UNL Panhandle Research Center
Mar 18 Moved to April 10 UNL Initial Certification 1, 7, 14 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office
April 10 UNL Initial Certification 4 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
April 10 UNL Initial Certification 1, 4 North Platte UNL West Central Research Center
April 10 UNL Initial Certification 4, 7, 8, 8W Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office
April 10 UNL Initial Certification 4 Scottsbluff UNL Panhandle Research Center
April 10 New UNL Initial Certification 1, 4, 7 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office

To register for all UNL Initial Certification meetings, go to the Pesticide Safety Education Program web site.

In addition to the categories shown, initial certification (exams) in general standards (00) is offered at all locations.

For the meetings underlined above, registration must be made through the following:
* Nebraska Agri-Business Association

2014 Recertification/Renewal Meetings
Commercial and Non-Commercial
(No NDA Exams Offered)
Date Meeting Categories City Location
March 20 UNL Recertification 4, 7, 9 Beatrice Gage County Extension Office
March 20 UNL Recertification 4, 7, 9 Fremont Dodge County Extension Office
March 20 UNL Recertification 4, 5, 7 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
March 20 UNL Recertification 4, 7, 8, 8W, 11, 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
March 20 UNL Recertification 4, 7, 8, 8W, 9, 14 Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center, NECC
March 20 UNL Recertification 4, 7 Ogallala Valentino's
March 20 UNL Recertification 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 14 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office
March 20 UNL Recertification 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14 Scottsbluff UNL Panhandle Research Center
March 20 UNL Recertification 4, 5, 7, 14 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office

To register for all UNL Recertification meetings, go to the Pesticide Safety Education Program web site.

In addition to the categories shown, recertification in general standards (00) is offered at all locations.

For the meetings underlined above, registration must be made through the following:
* Nebraska Turf Conference
* Ag Expo: Nebraska Agri-Business Association
* NATA
* Urban Pest Mgt Conference
* Custom Applicator School
* Nebraska Agri-Business Association  

2014 NDA Walk-in "Testing Only" Sessions
(Exams must start between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)
Date City Location
March 10 Lincoln Lancaster Extension Office
March 28 Lincoln Lancaster Extension Office
April 2 Norfolk Madison County Extension Office, Life Long Learning Center
April 7 Lincoln Lancaster Extension Office
April 9 Norfolk Madison County Extension Office, Life Long Learning Center
April 9 Columbus Platte County Courthouse, Basement meeting room
April 10 Scottsbluff Panhandle Extension Center
April 17 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy Extension Office
April 21 Lincoln Lancaster Extension Office
April 24 Sidney Farm Bureau Building, one block south of the post office
April 24 O' Neill Holt co. Courthouse Annex  Extension meeting room
April 28 Hastings CCC, Webster building (SW part of campus)
April 28 Lincoln Lancaster Extension Office
May 1 Alliance Box Butte County Extension Office
May 8 Imperial Frenchman Valley Conference Room, Main office
May 8 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy Extension Office
May 8 O' Neill Holt County Courthouse Annex  Extension meeting room
May 8 Hastings CCC, Webster building (SW part of campus)
May 12 Lincoln Lancaster Extension Office
May 15 Scottsbluff Panhandle Extension Center
May 15 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
May 22 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office
May 22 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy Extension Office
May 27 Lincoln Lancaster Extension Office
May 29 Chadron Dawes County Extension Office
May 29 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
June 5 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy Extension Office
June 5 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
June 6 Lincoln Lancaster Extension Office
June 19 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy Extension Office
June 23 Lincoln Lancaster Extension Office
June 26 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
July 3 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy Extension Office
July 10 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
July 7 Lincoln Lancaster Extension Office
July 28 Lincoln Lancaster Extension Office
July 31 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
August 7 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
August 7 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy Extension Office
August 11 Lincoln Lancaster Extension Office
August 25 Lincoln Lancaster Extension Office
September 4 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy Extension Office
September 15 Lincoln Lancaster Extension Office
October 2 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy Extension Office
October 14 Lincoln Lancaster Extension Office
November 3 Lincoln Lancaster Extension Office
November 6 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy Extension Office
December 4 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy Extension Office
December 8 Lincoln Lancaster Extension Office


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