Pesticide Applicator Training - Core Training Manual Review

January 27, 2020 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Houghton and Keweenaw Counties MSU Extension Office, 1500 Birch Street, Hancock, MI 49930

Contact: Jim Isleib,, 906-387-2530

Review sessions in U.P. with exams for state certified pesticide applicators MSU Extension is offering pre-exam study sessions for those seeking state pesticide applicator certification. Locations/Dates: 1. Bay Mills Community College – Adikameg Hall 12214 W. Lakeshore Drive Brimley, MI 49715 Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9am – 1pm eastern time State exam offered at 1:00pm eastern 2. MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center E3774 University Drive, Chatham, MI 49816 Friday, December 6, 2019, 9am – 1pm eastern time State exam offered at 1:00pm eastern 3. State Office Building 305 Ludington St, 2nd Floor Conference Room Escanaba, MI 49829 Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 9am-1pm eastern time State exams offered at 1:00pm eastern 4. MSU Extension Office, Houghton and Keweenaw Counties 1500 Birch Street Hancock, MI 49930 Monday, January 27, 2020, 9am – 1pm eastern time State exams offered at 1:00pm eastern 5. Marquette County Negaunee Service Center (downstairs meeting room) 184 US 41 East, Negaunee, MI 49866 Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 9am-1pm eastern time State exams offered at 1:00pm central These 4-hour reviews are intended to help prepare for the State of Michigan commercial and private pesticide applicator certification exams. Four re-certification credits toward renewal of current State of Michigan Pesticide Applicator Certification are available for private applicator ‘core’, commercial applicator 'core' and categories 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 3A, 3B and 6. The program will consist of chapter reviews of the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual and a practice exam. It is strongly suggested that participants acquire copies of the core manual and study it thoroughly before taking the state exam. If seeking commercial certification or re-certification, the study manual for the category(s) desired should also be acquired and studied. This program will cover only 'core' manual material, no commercial categories. Please note that several other state pesticide applicator exam opportunities are offered in the U.P. without pre-exam study sessions. Check exam dates by entering as a ‘guest’ at A State of Michigan official will offer state exams after the review is completed. If you plan to take an exam, register at and be prepared to pay $50 for the private exam and $75 for the commercial exam (including any number of categories) by check payable to "State of Michigan". A waiver from the State of Michigan is offered to honorably discharged veterans seeking private pesticide applicator certification. You must provide a copy of your veteran’s federal form DD-214 that indicates honorable discharge status along with your application. Refreshments will be available, but lunch will not be provided. A $20 fee, payable at the door, is required for the pre-exam review offered by MSU Extension. If paying by check, make check out to "Michigan State University Extension". This fee covers program costs and refreshments. (Note: This is a separate fee from the State of Michigan exam fee). The core manual and other study materials can be purchased on-line at or ordered through your local county MSU Extension office. For more information, contact Jim Isleib, MSU Extension, at 906-387-2530 or Additional information regarding registration for State of Michigan pesticide applicator exams and additional training programs for pesticide applicators is available on the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development website at,4610,7-125-1569_16988_35289---,00.html

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