MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has announced changes to the certification exam for commercial pesticide applicators.

The temporary online certification exam will end on July 30. Applicators who received their certification through the temporary online exam will have their certification expire on Dec. 31. 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 Dr., Madison, WI 53718

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

Northcentral Technical College, 1000 W. Campus Dr., 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 University of Wisconsin-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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