Pesticide Applicator Training Information

There are some important changes to the Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) program for 2023. The first change is that the training manuals will NOT be sold out of the Extension Office as in previous years. Training manuals cost $40 and must be purchased online through the UW PAT store here: Pesticide Applicator Training ( We do have paper order forms in our office to order a manual via mail. The manuals will be shipped to you directly, usually the same day that they receive the order.

There will be in-person training sessions (via Zoom) and testing offered at these locations/dates (all will begin at 9am and are scheduled through 4pm):

  • January 13th in Darlington
  • February 3rd in Monroe
  • March 3rd in Lancaster
  • April 7th in Dodgeville

There will also be test-only sessions (without training) offered at these locations/dates:

  • January 25th in Darlington (12:30-3:30pm)
  • February 14th in Monroe (1:00-4:00pm)
  • March 15th in Lancaster (12:30-3:30pm)
  • March 20th in Dodgeville (1:00-4:00pm)

Registration for these in-person Zoom training/testing and test-only sessions can be made at this link: 2023 Private Pesticide Applicator Certification (

There will also be an in-person training and testing session hosted by personnel from the UW PAT office (live, not Zoom) on February 22nd in Dodgeville from 9:00am to 4:00PM. There will be a $10 fee for this training session, and you must register online here: Private Applicator Training Sessions – University of Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator Training Program

For a printable flyer with this information, click here.