For a resident of Nebraska to obtain a new commercial or non-commercial pesticide applicator license, a person needs to do the following:
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:
|2016 NDA Walk-in "Testing Only" Sessions
(Exams must start between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)
|6/15/2016||Chadron||Forest Service Building|
|6/16/2016||Omaha||Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office|
|6/20/2016||Lincoln||Lancaster County Extension Office|
|6/23/2016||Holdrege||Ag Center, UNL Extension Office|
|7/7/2016||Omaha||Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office|
|7/7/2016||Kearney||Buffalo County Extension Office|
|7/11/2016||Lincoln||Lancaster County Extension Office|
|8/4/2016||Holdrege||Ag Center, UNL Extension Office|
|8/4/2016||Omaha||Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office|
|8/15/2016||Lincoln||Lancaster County Extension Office|
|9/1/2016||Omaha||Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office|
|9/12/2016||Lincoln||Lancaster County Extension Office|
|10/6/2016||Omaha||Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office|
|10/11/2016||Lincoln||Lancaster County Extension Office|
|11/3/2016||Omaha||Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office|
|11/14/2016||Lincoln||Lancaster County Extension Office|
|12/1/2016||Omaha||Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office|
|12/12/2016||Lincoln||Lancaster County Extension Office|