Pesticide Applicator Certification

Private Pesticide Training Offered by Zoom

February 4, 2021
Northeastern and Northcentral Nebraska residents have several options for private pesticide applicator training sessions throughout March and April.

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Extension Entomologist Julie Peterson speaking on insect management at a 2018 Crop Production Clinic.

Options in the Panhandle to Recertify Pesticide Applicator Licenses

January 6, 2021
Several options are available for Western Nebraska residents who need to recertify their pesticide applicator licenses, or those who need to obtain certification for the first time.

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Nebraska Extension Gears Up for 2021 Pesticide Safety Training

December 16, 2020
Nebraska Extension intends to host in-person training for both private and commercial/noncommercial applicators in 2021 while adhering to local and state health guidelines. This includes training for recertifying applicators and for people getting licensed for the first time (“initial” training).

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PSEP: Online Certification Options

March 19, 2020
Nebraska Extension has canceled all in-person training, including chemigation and pesticide applicator training, starting March 16, 2020. The COVID-19 Information page on the PSEP website will serve as a hub for PSEP-related information during the interrupted training season.

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Registrations Now Open for 2020 Private Pesticide Training

December 10, 2019
Nebraska Extension’s private pesticide applicator training season gets underway in January and continues through April for the approximately 10,000 private applicators recertifying their licenses to apply restricted use pesticides (RUPs).

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New Pesticide Training FlipBooks Offer Convenience, Cost-Savings

December 10, 2019
New, state-of-the-art digital manuals, or FlipBooks, are now available for Nebraska commercial/noncommercial applicators seeking initial certification to use restricted use pesticides (RUPs).

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Nebraska Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program training helps keep people, animals, plants and non-targets safe. Statewide training runs January through April.

Commercial/Noncommercial Pesticide Training, Opportunities Continue to Grow

December 10, 2019
Multiple opportunities are available for 2020 commercial/noncommercial pesticide training for applicators to become certified or recertified to use restricted-use pesticides in Nebraska.

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Revamped Online RUP Private Applicator Training Now Available

December 13, 2018
Nebraska Extension’s newly revamped, more user-friendly private applicator online training program is now available. It is an alternative to attending a PSEP training session or using self-study printed materials.

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