Pesticide Applicator Training

If you or your employees purchase, mix, or apply “Restricted Use” pesticides on property you own or operate in Wisconsin, you MUST be certified to do so. Certification is valid for 5 years.

2016 Local PAT Training Dates:

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon 2016 Pesticide Applicator Training Brochure

Wednesday, January 27: Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St. (Hwys. 45 & 50), Bristol, WI 53104; 9 AM – 3 PM
Thursday, February 11: Walworth County Government Building, 100 W. Walworth Street, Room 214, Elkhorn, WI 53121; 9 AM – 3 PM

Please see the 2016 Pesticide Applicator Training Brochure for a registration form and how to register.

Applicators can also do the self-study option by purchasing a manual from a UW-Extension office and scheduling a test with that office. The fee for the book and license is $30. We recommend a week between buying the book and taking the test. You must have a score of 70% or better to pass. Applicators may also visit other counties in Wisconsin for their trainings. Visit for dates and locations.

For more information, contact Peg Reedy at 262-741-4961.

WDATCP Websites, PACS, and Contact Info:

WDATCP Homepage

  • Pesticide certification and licensing information

Pesticide Database

  • Find pesticide products registered for use in WI
  • Locate WI licensed dealers and licensed application businesses
  • Find WI certified applicators (by name, by county, by category)

Pesticide Applicator Certification System (PACS) – (608) 224-4560

PACS is an automated phone system to assist applicators. You may also access the information online.

  • Exam score (first-time certifying applicators will need their score sheet number)
  • Certification expiration date
  • Categories currently certified in

PAT Websites and Contact Info

PAT Homepage

  • Information on manuals, training, and the different categories.

Pat Storefront

  • Commerial applicators may order traning manuals, videos, register for sessions
  • Private applicators may order the Fruit Crops and Greenhouse & Nursery manuals, and the subcategory manuals (General Farming manual only from Extension office)

Pesticide Labels/MSDS Websites

  • Click on Ag/Crop to view/print agricultural and crop protection labels and MSDS
  • Click on T & O/NonCrop to view/print turf, ornamental, and non crop labels and MSDS
  • From the CDMS homepage, click on ChemSearch, a subscription-based service purchased by PAT for agents’ use. Username and password are case sensitive
    Username: RFL206
    Password: PAT2005a
  • Label search for product type, crop, or pest
  • Condenses full labels to 1-2 pages of summaries
  • Compare 2 products side-by-side
  • Find WPS, DPT , SARA information

WPS Website

  • WPS Information
  • Sept. 2005 version of How-to-Comply manual (pdf)
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