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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:

  • Pass a General Standards (core) exam (60 multiple choice questions, 70% passing)
  • Pass at least one category exam, tied to the sites or pests you will be controlling
  • Complete a license request form
  • Pay the appropriate license fee ($90 for a commercial license)

For PRIVATE applicator training dates click here.
For information about Pearson VUE testing click here.

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:

  • Attending an approved continuing education course which includes updates to both General Standards (core) information and category-specific information.
  • Complete a license request form
  • Pay the appropriate license fee
NDA Walk-in "Testing Only" Sessions
(Exams must start between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)
Date City Location
11/19/2018 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
12/4/2018 Hastings CCC Webster Building, Room 120
12/6/2018 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
12/6/2018 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
12/6/2018 Omaha Douglas County Extension Office
12/20/2018 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office

 

Initial Certification Schedule
(Click on meeting for more details.)
Date Meeting Categories Offered City Location
1/9/2019 Ag-Expo 00, 01 Omaha CHI Health Center, 2nd Floor
2/5/2019 Initial 00, 01, 04, 05, 08, 08W, 10 Grand Island College Park- Hall County Extension Office
2/5/2019 Initial 00, 01, 04, 07, 09, 11, 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
2/5/2019 Initial 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W Norfolk Madison County Extension
2/12/2019 Initial 00, 01, 03, 05, 09, 14 North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center
2/12/2019 Initial 00, 03, 04, 06, 07, 09 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension
2/12/2019 Initial 00, 01, 04, 09, 11 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension Center
2/26/2019 Initial 00, 01, 04, 08, 08W Columbus Platte County Courthouse
2/26/2019 Initial 00, 04, 06, 07, 09, 11, 14 Grand Island College Park- Hall County Extension Office
2/26/2019 Initial 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 10 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
2/26/2019 Initial 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension Center
2/28/2019 CAS 00, 01 Hastings Central Community College
2/28/2019 Initial 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09 Norfolk Madison County Extension
2/28/2019 Initial 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center
2/28/2019 Initial 00, 01, 04, 07, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension Center
3/19/2019 Initial 00, 01, 04, 06, 14 Beatrice Gage County Extension Office
3/19/2019 Initial 00, 01, 04, 05, 10, 14 Norfolk Madison County Extension
3/19/2019 Initial 00, 01, 04, 07 North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center
3/19/2019 Initial 00, 04, 08, 08W, 14 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension
4/11/2019 Initial 00, 04 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
4/11/2019 Initial 00, 01, 04 North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center
4/11/2019 Initial 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension
4/11/2019 Initial 00, 04 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension Center
4/18/2019 Initial 00, 04, 09 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse Annex

 

Recertification Schedule
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Date Meeting Categories Offered City Location
1/8/2019 Turfgrass 00, 04 Omaha La Vista Conference Center
1/9/2019 CPC 00, 01 Gering Gering Civic Center
1/9/2019 Ag-Expo 00, 01 Omaha CHI Health Center, 2nd Floor
1/10/2019 CPC 00, 01 North Platte Sandhills Convention Center
1/15/2019 CPC 00, 01 La Vista La Vista Conference Center
1/17/2019 CPC 00, 01 York Holthus Convention Center
1/23/2019 CPC 00, 01 Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center
1/24/2019 CPC 00, 01 Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center
1/28-1/29/2019 CMC 00, 01 Kearney Younes Conference Center
2/7/2019 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 10, 14 Grand Island College Park- Hall County Extension Office
2/7/2019 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
2/7/2019 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 10, 11 Norfolk Madison County Extension
2/7/2019 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 11 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension Center
2/13/2019 Recert 00, 04, 07, 09 Holdrege Phelps County Fairgrounds
2/13/2019 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W Norfolk Madison County Extension
2/14/2019 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 11, 14 North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center
2/14/2019 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 11 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension
2/14/2019 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 14 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse Annex
2/19/2019 Recert 00, 04, 07, 09, 11 Beatrice Gage County Extension Office
2/19/2019 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Grand Island College Park- Hall County Extension Office
2/19/2019 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W Norfolk Madison County Extension
2/19/2019 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07, 09, 10, 14 North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center
2/19-2/20/2019 NATA 00, 01, 12 Lincoln Cornhusker Mariott
2/21/2019 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07 Columbus Platte County Courthouse
2/21/2019 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
2/21/2019 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 11, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension Center
2/21-2/22/2019 UPMC 00, 08, 08W, 09, 11, 14 Lincoln Cornhusker Mariott
2/28/2019 CAS 00, 01 Hastings Central Community College
3/12/2019 Recert 00, 04, 07, 11, 14 Beatrice Gage County Extension Office
3/12/2019 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 14 Norfolk Madison County Extension
3/21/2019 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07, 09 Beatrice Gage County Extension Office
3/21/2019 Recert 00, 01, 04, 09, 14 Columbus Platte County Courthouse
3/21/2019 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07 North Platte West Central Research and Extension Center
3/21/2019 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 09, 10, 14 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension
3/21/2019 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 09 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse Annex
3/26/2019 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 11 Holdrege Phelps County Fairgrounds
3/26/2019 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 11 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension
3/26/2019 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 09, 11, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle Research and Extension Center
3/28/2019 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 11, 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension