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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.

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
2/2/2016 Initial 00, 01, 04, 08, 08W Columbus Platte County Courthouse
2/2/2016 Initial 00, 01, 04, 06, 07 Fremont Dodge County Extension Office
2/2/2016 Initial 00, 01, 04, 05, 08, 08W, 10 Grand Island College Park
2/2/2016 Initial 00, 01, 04, 07, 09, 11, 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
2/2/2016 Initial 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 10, 14 Norfolk NE Community College
2/2/2016 Initial 00, 01, 03, 05, 09, 14 North Platte UNL WCREC
2/2/2016 Initial 00, 03, 04, 07, 09 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension
2/2/2016 Initial 00, 01, 03, 05, 09, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
2/11/2016 Initial 00, 01, 04, 09, 11 Columbus Platte County Courthouse
2/12/2016 Initial 00, 01, 04, 09, 11 North Platte UNL WCREC
2/16/2016 Initial 00, 01, 04, 06, 07 Fremont Dodge County Extension Office
2/17/2016 Initial 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 10, 14 Norfolk NE Community College
2/25/2016 Initial 00, 04, 06, 07, 09, 11, 14 Grand Island College Park
2/25/2016 Initial 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 10 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
2/25/2016 Initial 00, 01, 04, 05, 10, 14 Norfolk NE Community College
2/25/2016 Initial 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W North Platte UNL WCREC
2/25/2016 Initial 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
2/25/2016 Initial Custom Applicator School 00, 01 Hastings CCC
3/16/2016 Initial 00, 03, 04, 07, 09 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension
3/22/2016 Initial 00, 01, 04, 06, 14 Beatrice Gage County Extension Office
3/22/2016 Initial 00, 01, 04, 07 North Platte UNL WCREC
3/22/2016 Initial 00, 04, 08, 08W, 14 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension
3/22/2016 Initial 00, 01, 04, 07, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
3/24/2016 Initial 00, 01, 07, 14 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office
3/24/2016 Initial 00, 01, 04, 05, 08, 08W, 10 Grand Island College Park
4/14/2016 Initial 00, 04 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
4/14/2016 Initial 00, 01, 04 North Platte UNL WCREC
4/14/2016 Initial 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension
4/14/2016 Initial 00, 04 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC


2016 Recertification/Renewal Meetings
Date Meeting Categories City Location
12/8-12/10/2015 Rocky Mountain Turfgrass Assn 00, 04 Denver, CO Crowne Plaza Hotel
1/6/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Gering Gering Civic Center
1/7/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 North Platte Sandhills Convention Center
1/8/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 York Holthus Convention Center
1/12/2016 Turf Conference 00, 04 La Vista La Vista Conference Center
1/12/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Beatrice Beatrice Country Club
1/13/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Hastings Adams County Fairground
1/14/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Kearney Younes Conference Center
1/19/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Atkinson Atkinson Community Center
1/20/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center
1/21/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Mead ARDC, Saunders County Extension 
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 09, 11 Beatrice Gage County Extension Office
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W Fremont Dodge County Extension Office
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 10, 14 Grand Island College Park
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 09 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 10, 11 Norfolk NE Community College
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 05 ,07, 11, 14 North Platte UNL WCREC
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 11 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 11 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
2/10-2/11/16 UPMC 00, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Cornhusker Hotel
2/15-2/17/16 NATA (pilots) 00, 01, 12 Kearney Ramada Inn
2/23/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 09, 11 Beatrice Gage County Extension Office
2/23/2016 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 14 Columbus Platte County Courthouse
2/23/2016 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Grand Island College Park
2/23/2016 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
2/23/2016 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 14 Norfolk NE Community College
2/23/2016 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07, 09, 10, 14 North Platte UNL WCREC
2/23/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 11 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension
2/23/2016 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 11, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
3/22/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 14 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse
3/22/2016 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 14 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office
3/24/2016 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07, 09 Beatrice Gage County Extension Office
3/24/2016 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07, 09 Fremont Dodge County Extension Office
3/24/2016 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 11 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
3/24/2016 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 11, 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
3/24/2016 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 14 Norfolk NE Community College
3/24/2016 Recert 00, 01, 04, 07 North Platte UNL WCREC
3/24/2016 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 09, 10, 14 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office
3/31/2016 Recert 00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 09 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse
3/31/2016 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 09, 11, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC

2016 Recertification/Renewal Meetings
Date Meeting Categories City Location
12/8-12/10/2015 Rocky Mountain Turfgrass Assn 00, 04 Denver, CO Crowne Plaza Hotel
1/6/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Gering Gering Civic Center
1/7/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 North Platte Sandhills Convention Center
1/8/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 York Holthus Convention Center
1/12/2016 Turf Conference 00, 04 La Vista La Vista Conference Center
1/12/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Beatrice Beatrice Country Club
1/13/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Hastings Adams County Fairground
1/14/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Kearney Younes Conference Center
1/19/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Atkinson Atkinson Community Center
1/20/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center
1/21/2016 Crop Production Clinic 00, 01 Mead ARDC, Saunders County Extension 
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 09, 11 Beatrice Gage County Extension Office
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W Fremont Dodge County Extension Office
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 10, 14 Grand Island College Park
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 09 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 10, 11 Norfolk NE Community College
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 05 ,07, 11, 14 North Platte UNL WCREC
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 11 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension
2/4/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 11 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
2/9-2/10/16 UPMC 00, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Cornhusker Hotel
2/15-2/17/16 NATA (pilots) 00, 01, 12 Kearney Ramada Inn
2/23/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 09, 11 Beatrice Gage County Extension Office
2/23/2016 Recert 00,, 04, 05, 07, 14 Columbus Platte County Courthouse
2/23/2016 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Grand Island College Park
2/23/2016 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
2/23/2016 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 14 Norfolk NE Community College
2/23/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 09, 10, 14 North Platte UNL WCREC
2/23/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 11 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension
2/23/2016 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 11, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC
3/22/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 14 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse
3/22/2016 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 14 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office
3/24/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 09 Beatrice Gage County Extension Office
3/24/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 09 Fremont Dodge County Extension Office
3/24/2016 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 11 Holdrege Phelps County Extension Office
3/24/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 11, 14 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
3/24/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 14 Norfolk NE Community College
3/24/2016 Recert 00, 04, 07 North Platte UNL WCREC
3/24/2016 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 09, 10, 14 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office
3/31/2016 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 09 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse
3/31/2016 Recert 00, 04, 05, 07, 09, 11, 14 Scottsbluff Panhandle REC


2016 NDA Walk-in "Testing Only" Sessions
(Exams must start between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)
Date City Location
1/11/2016 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
1/25/2016 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
2/16/2016 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
2/17/2016 Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center
3/7/2016 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
3/17/2016 Grand Island College Park
3/25/2016 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
3/30/2016 Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center
4/4/2016 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
4/14/2016 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse Annex
4/14/2016 Grand Island College Park
4/18/2016 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
4/20/2016 Columbus Platte County Courthouse
4/21/2016 Chadron Dawes County Extension Office
4/28/2016 Sidney Farm Bureau Building
4/28/2016 Hastings Central Community College (Webster Building)
5/2/2016 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
5/5/2016 Hastings Central Community College (Webster Building)
5/5/2016 Alliance Box Butte County Extension Office
5/5/2016 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office
5/12/2016 Imperial Frenchman Valley Coop-Main Office
5/16/2016 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
5/18/2016 O'Neill Holt County Courthouse Annex
5/19/2016 Scottsbluff PREC
5/19/2016 Grand Island College Park
5/19/2016 Holdrege Ag Center, UNL Extension Office
5/19/2016 Omaha Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office
5/26/2016 Valentine Cherry County Extesnion Office
5/31/2016 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
 6/6/2016 Lincoln Lancaster County Extension Office
6/9/2016 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office
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