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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
2017 NDA Walk-in "Testing Only" Sessions
(Exams must start between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)
Date City Location
11/13/2017 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
12/7/2017 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office
12/11/2017 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
12/14/2017 Hastings Central Community College- Webster Building

 

Initial Certification Schedule
Date Meeting Categories Offered City Location
2/1/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 08, 08W, 10 Grand Island College Park
2/1/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 10, 14 Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center
2/1/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 03, 04, 06, 07, 09 Omaha Douglas County Extension
2/8/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 07, 09, 11, 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
2/8/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 03, 05, 09, 14 North Platte UNL WREC
2/8/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 09, 11 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
2/22/2018 Custom Applicator School 00, 01 Hastings Central Community College
2/27/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 08, 08W Columbus Platte County Courthouse
2/27/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04, 06, 07, 09, 11, 14 Grand Island College Park
2/27/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 10 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
2/27/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
3/1/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W North Platte UNL WREC
3/1/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04, 08, 08W, 14 Omaha Douglas County Extension
3/1/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 07, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
3/20/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 06, 14 Beatrice Gage County Extension
3/20/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 10, 14 Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center
3/20/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 07 North Platte UNL WREC
3/20/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 07, 14 Valentine Cherry County Extension
4/12/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
4/12/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 01, 04 North Platte UNL WREC
4/12/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W Omaha Douglas County Extension
4/12/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
4/19/2018 UNL Initial Certification Meeting 00, 04, 09 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse

 

Recertification Meeting
Date Meeting Categories Offered City Location
1/10/2018 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Gering Gering Civic Center
1/11/2018 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 North Platte Sandhills Convention Center
1/9/2018 Turfgrass Association Conference 00, 04 Omaha La Vista Conference Center
1/15/2018 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center
1/16/2018 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center
1/18/2018 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Lincoln Embassy Suites
1/24-1/25 Crop Management Conference 00, 01 Kearney Younes Conference Center
2/6/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 10, 14 Grand Island College Park
2/6/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
2/6/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 10, 11 Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center
2/6/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 11 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
2/13/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 09 Holdrege Phelps County Extension
2/13/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 05, 07, 11, 14 North Platte UNL WREC
2/13/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 11 Omaha Douglas County Extension
2/13/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 14 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse
2/13-2/14 Urban Pest Management Conference 00, 08, 08W Lincoln Cornhusker Marriott
2/15/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 09, 11 Beatrice Gage County Extension
2/15/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Grand Island College Park
2/15/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 14 Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center
2/15/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 07, 09, 10, 14 North Platte UNL WREC
2/20-2/21 NATA 00, 01, 07, 12 Lincoln Cornhusker Marriott
2/22/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 14 Columbus Platte County Courthouse
2/22/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
2/22/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 11, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
2/22/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 05, 07, 14 Valentine Cherry County Extension
3/13/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 11, 14 Beatrice Gage County Extension
3/13/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 14 Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center
3/13/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 05, 07, 09, 11, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
3/22/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, ,07, 09 Beatrice Gage County Extension
3/22/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 07 North Platte UNL WREC
3/22/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 09 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse
3/27/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 11 Holdrege Phelps County Extension
3/27/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 11 Omaha Douglas County Extension
3/29/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 11, 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension
3/29/2018 UNL Recertification Meeting 00, 04, 05, 07, 09, 10, 14 Omaha Douglas County Extension