Classes and Study Materials

  • 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 and recertification training (sorted by county).
  • *NEW* Dicamba Label-Required Training
    With the release of dicamba-tolerant soybeans, there was a vast increase in sensitive crop damage throughout the country in 2017. This online training program is designed to fulfill the label requirements for three new RUP dicamba products: Xtendimax, Engenia, and Fexapan. It is illegal to apply these products without first having taken state-authorized training.
  • Commercial Applicator Training Schedule
  • Enroll for Online Private Pesticide Applicator Certification
    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 Computerized Pesticide Testing
    The Nebraska Department of Agriculture now offers pesticide applicator exams through Pearson VUE, a computer-based testing service. The new testing service is available for several categories at nine Nebraska cities, offering convenience as well as time savings for applicators.
  • 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 
    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.