Pesticide Program & Pesticide Applicator Testing

2021 Pesticide Certification Workshops

MN Pest Information & Education (only 'A' & 'J' categories)

MN Extension Recertification Workshops (all categories except 'J')

It is the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's (MDA) policy to allow pesticide applicators to be tested by their County Agricultural Inspector (CAI). The CAI assists in the testing of pesticide applicators to insure that pesticide applications within the County are conducted by properly trained and licensed personnel.

Tests available at Becker SWCD by appointment.

Pesticide Testing Categories
Category Name
A Core
B General Aerial
C Field Crops Pest Management
E Turf & Ornamentals
F Aquatic
H Seed Treatment
I Anti-bacterial
J Natural Areas, Forestry, Rights of Way
K Ag. Pest Control-Animal
L Mosquito Control
N Stored Grain & Fumigation
P Vertebrate Pest Control
Q Wood Preservatives
R Sewer Root Control
M Food Processing Pest Control
S Noncommercial Structure

For study materials contact Minnesota Extension Service:
Phone: 612-627-0108
Website: UMN Extension Pesticides

Report Fertilizer & Pesticide Incidents to the Minnesota Duty Officer at:
Phone: 651-649-5451
Toll Free: 800-422-0798

Pesticide Applicator License Checks
The CAI will conduct pesticide applicator license checks to help insure that only properly licensed individuals within the county are applying pesticides. This will help reduce the misuse of pesticides within the County.