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UW Extension Offers Training, Tests for New Commercial Pesticide Applicators

November 3, 2017

Registration for new commercial pesticide applicator training is now open, according to University of Wyoming Extension pesticide training coordinator Jeff Edwards.

The training is Monday-Friday, Dec. 11-15, in Laramie. All sessions are at the Albany County Fairgrounds. The program begins 1 p.m. Monday. Anyone applying pesticides, restricted use or not, and receiving payment, is required to have a commercial applicator’s license.

Class registration fee is $250 per person. Electronic registration is preferred and can be found at

The program prepares participants for the commercial applicator examinations, Edwards says. Those attending have the opportunity to complete the examination and receive temporary licenses that Friday, he adds. Their official licenses will be issued at a later date from the Wyoming Department of Agriculture.

Topics covered include core materials, state statutes, application procedures, weed and insect identification, and other license category-specific information, Edwards says.

“This course is specifically designed to educate individuals who are new to pesticide application,” he says. “It also may assist individuals looking for career advancement as it will provide 24 CEUs to anyone who participates with a current active license.”

The core examination must be passed, and a minimum of one category examination with a 70 percent or better is required to receive a license.

Edwards recommends acquiring and reading training manuals before the class. To purchase printed manuals, call the UW Extension Office of Communications and Technology at (307) 766-5157 or by email at

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