If your private pesticide applicator certification has recently expired, or will expire soon, you need to register for re-certification.

Anyone who intends to purchase, mix, load, apply, or direct the use of restricted use pesticides as a private applicator must be certified.  Certification is good for five years.

You must re-certify before your expiration date if you want to continue to use restricted-use pesticides. (Check your certification card for the exact date.)

How do I re-certify? 

  1. Purchase the manual at Portage County Extension,1462 Strongs Avenue, 2nd Floor, Stevens Point. 
    • Office hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. 
  2. Manuals are $30 and may be paid for by check or cash only. 
  3. Appointments must be scheduled at least 1 week ahead of time and begin no later than Noon.