Private Pesticide Applicator Certification

Do you know your Private Applicator Certification expiration date?

County Extension Offices will no longer send a letter alerting you of when your certification expires.

When is my Expiration Date?
Please check your card to identify when your certification expires. You can self-check your expiration date at: Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s website. If your name is not listed, then your certification has expired. If you are unable to check online, please contact either the UW PAT Program:  608-262-7588 or Rock County Extension Office at 608-757-5066 for help. 

Not sure if you are a Commercial or Private applicator? Go to the PAT  Certification page for more information.

How do I get certification?
To become certified in Wisconsin you will:
1. Purchase a Manual. This can be done online at the PAT Store  or by calling the PAT Store at 608-262-7588. Books are no longer available at County Extension offices.
2. Choose a Training Option.
A. For live training or zoom training with test, find a location near you click here.
B. For online self-guided General Farming training, click here
C. Self-study using only your book

Local In-Person Training/Testing availability:
Jefferson County Extension – January 25 & February 27
(Training location: Extension Office, 864 Collins Rd Ste 111, Jefferson, WI 53549)
Rock County Extension – February 15 & March 8
(Training location: DWRC Building, 1717 Center Ave, Janesville, WI 52546)
Walworth County Extension – February 5
(Training location: Extension Office, 100 W Walworth St, Elkhorn, WI 53121)
Whitewater Campus – March 21
(Training location: Whitewater Community Engagement Center, 1260 W Main St, Whitewater, WI 53190)
Other County and State-wide training/testing calendar click here for more.

Where do I take the test?
If you are not attending a live or zoom training session that includes testing, the Rock County Extension Office is offering testing by appointment, January through April, every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
You must call the office at 608-757-5066 to schedule your test appointment.

Other local County testing schedules from January through April:
Jefferson County – every Wednesday (920-674-7295)
Walworth County – every 2nd and 4th Tuesday (262-741-4951)

Alternative County offices offering testing can be found here.

For further information, please refer to the PAT website here: UW PAT Program.

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