Pesticide manual review and exam in Eaton County set for March 25

The pesticide manual review provides a helpful training exercise for people taking the MDARD certification exam to become licensed applicators. To those already licensed, this review session will offer four recertification credits.


Michigan State University Extension is offering a pesticide manual review to mid-Michigan clientele on Monday, March 25, 2019, at the Eaton County MSU Extension office in Charlotte, Michigan, from 8 a.m. to noon. This review is intended to help prepare participants for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Pesticide Applicator exam. Attendance to the review session is optional and not required to take the MDARD exam.

The review session will cover most of the chapters of the pesticide core manual. Emphasize will be to prepare participants for the test using multiple choice practice questions on an interactive basis. The regular MDARD certification exam will be held after the review session beginning at 1 p.m.

If you plan to take the MDARD exam, be prepared to pay by check payable to State of Michigan (no cash or credit cards will be accepted). The fee for private applicators is $50, commercial applicators is $75 and commercial registered technician is $45. A photo identification such as but not limited to a driver’s license is required. Renewal applicants should bring the renewal notice that was sent to them by mail. If you do not have the renewal notice, bring your expired card to the test site to enable speedy processing of a new form.

Initial applicants will fill out applications at the test site. Please visit MDARD Pesticide Applicator Certification FAQ for additional information.

To register for the review session in Eaton County, please call 517-543-2310. The cost is $30 and includes lunch and refreshments.

Those attending the review session only will receive four MDARD recertification credits.

This registration does not include study manuals. You can order the following study manuals online: Private Applicator Core Manual (E3007) and Commercial Applicator Core Manual (E3008).

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