Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT)

Lafayette County Extension in coordination with Glenn Nice, University of Wisconsin Madison-Division of Extension Pesticide Applicator Training and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), and has announced that the State of Wisconsin will be providing Pesticide Applicator Training Sessions in 2024.  Private and commercial pesticide applicators with expired certifications will need to participate to renew their certifications.

Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) Books:

Manuals must be purchased online or via the mail in form and can no longer be purchased at your local Extension offices. Manuals are $43 per book. Books are assigned to applicators as part of the record keeping process, so each person must purchase their own. Manuals are usually delivered within 3 days (with a paid shipping fee) or in 5-10 days (at no charge)

Locate a Training near you:


  Buy Book-$43 Classes or Self Study Book Test Information Test Score Required
Option 1 Online $43 Classes Online (must provide proof of completion) UWEX office 50%
Option 2 Online $43 Self-Study Book UWEX office 70%
Option 3 Online $43 Attend In-person Zoom Webinar at UWEX Office UWEX office 50%
Option 4 Online $43 Attend In-person Zoom Webinar from Home (must provide proof) UWEX Office 50%


Bring these materials to the testing session:

  1. Large manual – “Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator Training Manual-General Farming”
  2. Number 2 pencil
  3. Green County Emergency Management – EHS Chemical Report form (on green colored paper)
  4. Calculator (Optional, but must be something other than a Smart Phone as they are not allowed for use during the testing period.)
  5. Smart Phones are not allowed during the Pesticide Exam periods.
  6. Any questions that you may have

If you have additional questions, please contact the Regional Crops and Soils Educator – Jordyn Sattler at – Cell – 608-228-0208 – Office – 608-328-9440