This stand-alone exam is available in English and Spanish. Upon successful completion, certification for the Private Pesticide Applicator License is granted. This license is required of individuals who use or supervise the use of restricted-use pesticides on land in agricultural production that is owned, leased, or rented by them or their employer. This includes farm and ranch land, rangeland, forest land, nurseries, Christmas trees, orchards and other properties on which agricultural crops or commodities are produced.
At this time, a separate exam is not required for licensed private applicators who intend to use soil fumigants. However, those wishing to apply soil fumigants must first complete the EPA-approved training. The training is valid for 36 months and must be retaken thereafter. In the future, federal regulations will required private applicators to pass additional exams to apply soil and non-soil fumigants.
- Private applicator exam outline - English
Private applicator exam outline - Español
- Oregon Core Manual Addendum (updated 1/2020)
- National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual
Order online. Use student ID number K12345678 if requested.
Chemeketa Community College Bookstore
Manual Básico Para Aplicadores de Pesticidas Comerciales y Privados
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WSU Bulletin Office
- How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides (PNW 591)
OSU Extension Service
- New: Chlorpyrifos rule (added 4/30/2021)