Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing Temporarily Suspended

Release Date: March 18, 2020​

Media Contact: Leeann Duwe, Public Information Officer, (608) 224-5130

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MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is suspending pesticide certification testing. Exams scheduled on and after March 18, 2020,​ are canceled. DATCP is extending certifications until June 30, 2020, for anyone who has a pesticide applicator certification that expires January 31–May 31, 2020.

Eligible new applicators can submit a 30-day temporary trainee registration form to work under the supervision of a certified applicator. The form is available at For all temporary registration applications received March 18–June 1, 2020, DATCP will extend the 30-day limit until June 30, 2020.

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