- Purchase Pesticide Safety Education (PSEP) Study Materials
Order your commercial/noncommercial study materials here. Study materials are required for initial training and optional for recertification training.
- Enroll for Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Sessions - Initial
For those certifying for the first time for a commercial or noncommercial license, enroll here for initial training sessions offered from January through April in various cities throughout the state. Nebraska Department of Agriculture certification exams are also given on these dates and are based on printed study materials and sample pesticide labels. These initial training sessions are intended to be a review of the key points from the study materials, not intensive instruction.
- Enroll for Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Sessions - Recertification
For those whose commercial or noncommercial license expires on April 15, enroll here for recertification sessions which are offered for most categories from January through March.
- Private Applicator Training Schedule
The Private Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) schedule of dates for certification/recertification training (sorted by county).
- Enroll for Online Private Pesticide Certification License
Purchase the disc for the Private Pesticide Initial Certification or the Private Pesticide Recertification. This process is intended for the Nebraska private pesticide applicator wishing to become licensed or to recertify their current pesticide license. A pesticide applicator license is obtained following successful completion of the modules, quizzes, and final test.
- Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture Pesticide Test Dates
The NDA schedules walk-in "Testing Only" sessions for commercial/noncommercial licenses at several locations in Nebraska once the University’s pesticide safety education classes are completed in late spring. Individuals that are seeking a pesticide license without taking a class may take their examinations at these dates and locations. There are no fees to take the NDA pesticide licensing exams. Once exams are passed, the NDA charges $90 for a commercial pesticide license. There is no pesticide license fee for non-commercial pesticide licenses.
- List of Commercial/noncommercial Categories of Pesticide Licenses (PDF 1.4 MB)
If you are seeking a Commercial or Non-commercial License for the first time, you must take and pass a General Standards exam and at least one category exam. The category(s) you need varies depending on the application site, pesticide application method, and targeting pest. The Agriculture Pest Control-Plant category (01), for example, is for those people who are applying pesticides to protect agricultural commodities from pest infestations.
Winter Weather for Pesticide Training Sessions
Are you wondering whether the pesticide safety education training sessions have been canceled due to weather and/or road conditions? Listen to your local radio or TV station, or call the training site. Don't take unnecessary risks if weather and/or road conditions are hazardous - your safety is important.