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2016 Initial Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training

University of Wyoming Extension & The Wyoming Department of Agriculture

Monday, December 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM - Friday, December 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM (MST)

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University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture present:


Initial Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training 



Pesticides are an important tool for use in the protection of plants, livestock, fiber, food, human and animal health & structures.  A commercial pesticide applicators license grants the licensee the ability to purchase and apply restricted and general use pesticides and receive payment for services.  This course is open to anyone 16 years of age or older interested in possessing a commercial pesticide applicators license.  The Initial Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Course is offered by the University of Wyoming as an agent of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture.  The program is designed to educate potential new license holders in the proper handling and use of  pesticides and provide the opportunity to become licensed in the State of Wyoming.  


Registration Information                                                               

Registration for all is to be completed On-line.  Review the ticket type options below. If you are registering a group of individuals be certain to register each individual by name.  DO NOT enter information for yourself if you are NOT attending the program.  Name badges will be generated on information you enter while registering.

We ask that all participants register by Friday December 9th. 

The registration fee is $250.00 + $14.74 processing fee.  This fee applies to all particpipants including UW students.

If you are registered and unable to attend, request for refunds will be processed until the last day of class. 

University of Wyoming Students interested in taking the class must register through the normal University of Wyoming course registration process.  This class is offered as PLNT1150.  If you are registering after October 1st you must petition the Office of the Registrar to attend.  Visit Knight Hall Room 167 or telephone 766-5272 for more information.

License Application Fee

There is an additional $25 license application fee* payable to the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) on December 20.

The WDA can only accept cash or check for this fee.

*Fee Exemption:  The $25 license application fee is waived for all city, county, state, or federal employees.


 Training Fees are not exempt for anyone participating in the program.

Core and Category Manual Details

The training program manuals are changing.  Links to most recent updates can be found here: 

It is highly recommended that you purchase a Wyoming Commercial Pesticide Applicator CORE Manual.  The manual is a resource and study guide for the exams.   The likelyhood of you passing your exams increases significantly if you read the manual prior to class and taking the exam.

It is also recommended that you purchase category manuals in the areas you wish to be certified. 


All manuals can be ordered from UW Communications and Technology.  Contact Lori Cook at 307-766-3559. 

Those ordering Manuals at least 10 days prior to class will recieve them through the mail.

Please bring your manuals, writing utensil, note pad, and calculator - use of a cell phone while taking the exam will be an automatic failure.


Tentative Agenda - Topics may not be presented in this order.


Monday Wednesday (Continued)
1:00 PM Registration - Albany County Fairgrounds     12:00 PM Lunch - On Your Own
2:00 PM Introduction                                  1:00 PM Hands On Learning LAB
2:15 PM Mechanics of Certification & Record Keeping and Wyoming Laws & Regulations 3:00 PM Break
4:30 AM Great Plains Diagnostic Network                                  3:15 PM Pesticide Formulations                                                
5:00 PM Adjourn 4:00 PM Forest Pest Control
Tuesday 5:00 PM Adjourn
8:00 AM Federal Laws & Regulations Thursday
9:00 AM Worker Protection, Endangered Species, Groundwater 8:00 AM Principles of Weed Control 
9:45 AM Break 9:00 AM Herbicide Mixtures 
10:00 AM Labels, Safety and Terminology 9:30 AM Break
12:00 PM Lunch - On Your Own 9:45 AM Factors Influencing Activity of Foliar and Soil Applied Herbicides 
1:00 PM Small Animal Control - Small Animal     11:00 AM Invasive Plants
1:45 PM Management of Insects in Turf and Ornamental Trees & Shrubs  12:00 PM Lunch - On Your Own
3:15 PM Break 1:00 PM Control of Weeds in Aquatic Sites 
3:30 PM Institutional and Household Insects 1:45 PM Control of Weeds in Right-Of-Way 
5:00 PM Adjourn 2:15 PM Ornamental & Turf Weed Control 
Wednesday 3:15 PM Break
8:00 AM Plant Pathology & Disease Control 3:30 PM Public Health Pest Control 
9:45 AM Break 4:30 PM Insects of Field Crops
10:00 AM Pesticide Equipment, Calibration and Techniques                                                         5:30 PM Adjourn
    7:00 am -   12:00 pm *Commercial Applicator Exams* (WDA) – Location To Be Announced 



Additional Information

For further COURSE information OR if you have special needs requiring accommodations to participate in this activity, contact:  

Jeff M. Edwards, Extension Pesticide Applicator Training Coordinator at  (307) 837-2956.



CERTIFICATION questions should be directed to the Wyoming Department of Agriculture at (307) 777-7324.


Laramie Lodging information is available through the Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce at   1-866-876-1012

Have questions about 2016 Initial Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training? Contact University of Wyoming Extension & The Wyoming Department of Agriculture

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Albany County Fairgrounds
3520 US Highway 287
Laramie, WY 82071

Monday, December 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM - Friday, December 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM (MST)

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