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Private Pesticide Applicator certification options for 2021 close soon

Tana Haugen-Brown, Extension educator and Co-coordinator - Pesticide Safety and Environmental Education

Private pesticide applicators who still need to certify in 2021 have two options left to get their certification. You must take either the online or mail-in exam to receive your certification. The cost is $75 for each option and certification is good for three years. Both of these options close on October 31 for 2021. Visit our website: and click on the “Exams” tab for more information.

Information about the 2022 Private Pesticide Applicator certification program will be posted on our website in December for new applicators or those who need to recertify. If you are unsure if you need recertification in 2022, check your applicator status on this MDA website:

If you have questions regarding the private pesticide applicator certification options above, you can contact us at or by phone at 763-767-3840 or 763-260-4423, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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