The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announces changes to the certification exam for commercial pesticide applicators.

The temporary online certification exam will end on July 30, 2021. Applicators who received their certification through the temporary online exam will have their certification expire on Dec. 31, 2021. Applicators with a temporary certification from the online exam, can take the in-person exam, and receive certification for five years if they pass.

For in-person exams, individuals must schedule their exam in advance at In-person exams are available at the following locations:

— Prairie Oaks State Office Building, 2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison, WI 53718.

— Waukesha County Courthouse, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188.

— Northcentral Technical College, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401.

— Eau Claire State Office Building, 718 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701.

— Green Bay State Office Building, 200 North Jefferson St., Green Bay, WI 54301.

Participants will receive their exam results by mail; the Madison location will offer same day scoring starting Aug. 2. Individuals who pass the in-person exam will receive certification for five years.

Private pesticide applicators should continue to contact their county UW-Madison Division of Extension agent to schedule an exam.

For more information about pesticide certification and licensing, visit If you have questions, contact DATCP’s pesticide program by email at, or call 608-224-4548.

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