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Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Updated December 14, 2021
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Amanda Bachmann

SDSU Extension Pesticide Education & Urban Entomology Field Specialist

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) is the lead agency administering the pesticide certification program required by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). SDSU Extension partners with DANR to offer training programs.

Private applicator certification is required before an agricultural producer can purchase or use a restricted use pesticide. A producer who has the potential of producing more than $1,000 of an agricultural commodity must be certified to use any pesticide. The DANR maintains a searchable database of private applicators.

There is no fee for a private applicator certification, which is valid for three years and expires on the last day of February. Private applicators have three options to obtain certification:

  1. Complete an online course which is open from December 1, 2021 through October 31, 2022.
  2. Attend a live training (view the list below)
  3. pass an online test.

 

Upcoming Events

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Jan 28

2022 Private Applicator Training Online Course

Private applicators may complete this online course to renew their license between now and October 31, 2022.

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Feb 10

Private Applicator Training - February

SDSU Extension will host a free private applicator training on February 10, 2022 online and at various locations throughout South Dakota.

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Mar 15

Private Applicator Training - March

SDSU Extension will host a free private applicator training on March 15, 2022 online and at various locations throughout South Dakota.

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Apr 06

Private Applicator Training - April

SDSU Extension will host a free private applicator training on April 6, 2022 online and at various locations throughout South Dakota.

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