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The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has announced that the State of Wisconsin will be giving certification extensions for those certifications that have expired after January 31, 2020.
This extension will expire on December 31, 2021.
This includes private applicators and the commercial applicators who received the temporary certifications with T numbers. Those who have already tested in person with DATCP DO NOT have to test again.
See DATCP's official response.
New Applicators and those Seeking New Categories
An online test will be made available for applicators seeking new certifications and/or new categories. This online test will provide a temporary certification that will expire on December 31, 2021. Private applicators may still be able to take the test in-person at the Extension Sheboygan County Office. If you are a new applicator or requesting certification in a new category, please continue below for purchasing PAT manuals as well as for training and testing options.
Private pesticide applicator certification is required to:
You can order manuals online at the PAT Store with a credit card. Plan 3-5 business days for delivery. We encourage purchasing the PAT manuals online.
For assistance with online purchases, or for in-person purchasing, contact your Sheboygan County Extension Office at (920) 459-5904. Calling ahead for building access is required for in-person purchasing.
Extension will not be conducting in-person Private Applicator Training sessions this winter, however, there are two training options:
On-line training is available during these periods: December 1-14, 2020, January 1-14, 2021, February 1-14, 2021, March 1-14, 2021, April 1-14, 2021, May 1-14, 2021. Cost for online training is $10.00/person.
What to expect
For online training, visit the PAT Store. Scroll down and then chose B “Online Private Applicator Training.”
After choosing a training time period from the PAT store, you can begin anytime in the 14-day window you selected. However, just like the in-person training, you must complete this in one sitting. You will not be able to start and stop, except for the designated breaks that are built into the training. Allow yourself approximately 3.5 hours to complete.
An online test will be available beginning in early December. Check the PAT Store website for online testing, then chose option Z, “Online Certification Test.” Online testing is available, whether you have completed the “online training” or “self-study” option.
In-person testing at the Sheboygan County Extension Office will be available for persons without online access or who may have difficulty utilizing the on-line service. Appointments are needed for in-person testing.
Who needs to be certified
You must be certified if you apply, mix and load, or direct the use of:
Additional questions, Contact:
Extension Agriculture Agent – Crops and Soils
Online training is available during these periods:
Online Training Fee—$10.00
Please visit the PAT Store.
Please visit the PAT Store.
Extension Sheboygan County
5 University Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm