Pesticide Applicator Training Program

Starting in 2023, the Extension Office will no longer be selling the P.A.T Books.

ALL P.A.T Book can now be purchased at the Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator Training Online Store

What is a Private Pesticide Applicator?

Private Pesticide Applicator is a person who uses pesticides to produce an agricultural commodity* on property they or their employer owns or controls. Private applicators only legally need to be certified if they want to use a Restricted-Use Pesticide**.

To become certified in Wisconsin you start by purchasing the training registration (comes with printed manual).  You may purchase it online at the PAT Store using a credit card or if you prefer through the mail using this order form. Not sure if you are a Commercial or Private applicator? Go to the Certification page to get more information.

As a Private Applicator you can either self-study on your own and schedule a test with a participating county Extension office, create an account and test with Pearson Vue or attend a Private Applicator Training program with test.

PAT Testing in Polk County

Please contact the Polk County Extension Office if you would like to take the test, or if you have any questions.

Kerry Hill


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