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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)


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

Below is a list of sites which offer (1) supplemental training plus exams for initial certification; (2) training for renewal of licenses; and (3) exams only.


2016 Initial Certification Meetings
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2015 NDA Walk-in "Testing Only" Sessions
(Exams must start between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)
Date City Location
Aug 6 Holdrege Phelps County Ag Center
Aug 6 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office
Aug 17 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
Sep 3 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office
Sep 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
Sep 15 Scottsbluff Panhandle Extension & Research Center, Monument Room
Oct 1 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office
Oct 19 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
Nov 5 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office
Nov 16 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
Dec 1 Ogallala ESU 16 Conference room
Dec 3 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office
Dec 3 Hastings Webster Building, Central Community College
Dec 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office