Obtain a Montana Private Applicator License


Initial Training

Initial Private Applicator Trainings

2022 Dates

Initial Private Applicator Trainings are for new applicators who wish to obtain a Montana private applicator license. This seven-hour event covers pesticide basics and is followed by an ungraded exam. 



Recertify your Montana Private Applicator License


Pesticide Education Webinar Series
Various Dates | Online

The Pesticide Education Webinar Series is for pesticide applicators across the state. Each webinar is one hour long and provides one private applicator credit. View webinar details.

2022 Fumigation Tour
March 23 Glasgow | March 24 Fort Benton

The Fumigation Tour targets pesticide applicators conducting rodent and structural fumigations. This program focuses on the use of aluminum phosphide fumigants. View event details.

Pest Management Tour
October 4-8, 2021 | District 4

The Pest Management Tour is held annually the first week of October in the recertifying district. This event is a last chance opportunity to obtain credits for recertification. View PMT details.

Statewide recertification trainings

Statewide Recertification Programs

Various Dates | Statewide

Search the statewide database for recertification programs offering pesticide education credits. View search instructions.



Pesticide Educator Trainings


PAT Core
February 22-23, 2022

This training focuses on the core concepts of private applicator pesticide use while delivering tools to train private pesticide applicators within your organization. Training tools may include videos, presentations, story problems, MontGuides and other experienced speakers. New MSU Extension agents with PAT responsibilities are encouraged to attend this training. Weed district representatives, MSU Extension Specialists, MDA staff or veteran MSU Extension Agents are also welcome to attend. View PAT Core Details.

PEP Update
April 7-8, 2022

This event is a train-the-trainer update for MSU Extension staff, MDA staff, Weed district representatives and other government and private pesticide leaders across the state. Topics include changes to the PAT program, advanced pesticides topics, new research and technology, and current pesticide related news and events. View PEP Update details.


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