Pesticide Applicator License Processes (New or Renewal)

Anyone wishing to purchase or apply restricted use pesticides, or to apply any type of pesticide onto land not owned or controlled by them, must be certified via the Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator’s licensing process.  If you have any questions or concerns about the process, contact Scott Reuss, 715-732-7510, 715-701-0966,

Private Applicator (allows you to apply on your owned/controlled land) certification options for 2023:

Step #1.  You must order the PAT category 100/101 book from the PAT store website, at
Scroll down on the left hand side of the page to the ‘Private Applicator Training’ group and click on the ‘General Farming 100/101’ tab.  Click on ‘Add to Cart’ within the first box “A. Printed Manual: General Farming (Private)” and then pay for it via credit card there – $40.  If you do not have a computer or a credit card, request a paper order form from either the Shawano, Marinette, or Langlade Extension offices, but make sure you do so at least a couple weeks ahead of when you want to attend training/testing.  Manuals will not be available at county offices or at testing/training sites.

Step #2.  Figure out how/when you want to take training and take the test.  You can do so in multiple manners.
A.  Self-study the materials and schedule a time to take the test at the Shawano, Marinette, or Langlade Extension offices (or Green Bay DATCP center). With this option, you need to get 70% correct to pass. Options B, C, and D require a 50% correct test score to pass the certification process.
B.  Attend a ‘live’ training and test day. See the options below for our region and register for the session that fits your schedule – make sure to register with the correct entity.  With this option, you must be present for the entire training and will take the exam at the completion of the training.  All of these trainings have a $10 fee.
C.  Utilize on-line training. Register for this through the patstore website at the same page where you order your book.  No fee.  You have 120 days from registration to start the training, BUT you only have 14 days from when you start doing the training until completion.  You then must schedule a test date, as in step A.
D.  Attend a live zoom training and then schedule a time to take the test (options in A.). Zoom trainings will be conducted on March 3 and April 7, starting at 9 a.m., lasting until approximately 12:30.  Attendance will be monitored and each person must register and have their own training book.

Live training and test day opportunities for 2023
Training begins at 9 a.m. for all these options, with test completion likely between 2 and 3 p.m.  So, plan on being at the site at 8:45 and plan on spending the full day.
February 15 @ Brown County STEM Center.  $10 registration on-line only at the PAT store website.  No lunch provided.
February 23 @ Langlade County Board Room, Langlade Cty. Safety Building Lower Level, 840 Clermont St., Antigo.
Register with Stephanie at the UW Extension Langlade County Office by calling 715-627-6238 or emailing  $10 registration fee
March 3 @ Shawano County Courthouse, Meeting Rooms A/B Lower Level, 311 N. Main St., Shawano.  Register with form below or by calling Tami at 715-526-6136, or email to  $10 registration fee, includes lunch.
March 3 @ Pound Town Hall, W8484 Cty. Hwy. B, Coleman (east edge of village).  Register with form below or by contacting Scott Reuss at 715-732-7510 or email to   $10 registration fee, includes lunch.

Pesticide Applicator Training and Test registration:  March 3, 2023

Name(s): ______________________________________________________________ Phone#:_________________


Shawano site: send form and $10 check to:                                                    Coleman site: send form and $10 check to: Shawano County Extension                                                                           Marinette County Extension
311 N. Main St.                                                                                                      1926 Hall Avenue
Shawano, WI  54166                                                                                              Marinette, WI  54143

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