In-person trainings for private pesticide applicators


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  • 03/10/2021
  • 03/17/2021
  • 03/25/2021

Options for new or renewal pesticide applicator licenses in 2021 in the Panhandle

In-person trainings for private pesticide applicators

Due to COVID-19, pre-registration is required for each individual for all training dates and locations, whether getting their applicators license for the first time or re-certifying. Seating space will be limited and once filled, no more registrations will be accepted, and the applicator will have to choose another date and location.  Those that do not pre-register may be turned away due to lack of space.

Please call the County Extension Office in the location you wish to attend to pre-register and confirm sufficient space for the date of your training. Cost of the training is $50.

These sessions offer both recertification and new applicator licenses. Any permit holder who needs to recertify should have received a letter from the State Department of Ag that their permit was expiring. If they bring that letter to the training they can avoid filling out the application form and save time.

These trainings are subject to cancellation at the last moment due to COVID-19 safety protocols or bad weather and may not be re-scheduled. If in-person trainings are allowed, participants are encouraged to follow Panhandle Public Health District and UNL safety guidelines for COVID-19 at these trainings by wearing a mask / facial covering and maintain 6 feet physical distancing.

Bridgeport, Feb. 11: 8: 30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Prairie Winds Community Center (call 308-262-1022)

Mirage Flats, Feb. 17: 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (call 308-327-2312)

Crawford, Feb. 24: 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Community Center (call 308-432-3373)

Rushville, March 3: 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., American Legion (call 308-327-2312)

Oshkosh, March 4: 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wesleyan Church (call 308-772-3311)

Alliance, March 10, 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Knight Museum (call 308-762-5616)

Harrison, March 17: 1 p.m., Fire Hall (call 308-432-3373)

Scottsbluff, March 25: 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Panhandle Research & Extension Center (call 308-632-1480)


Private pesticide licenses also can be obtained by completing an online course, either for recertification or new licenses. Pesticide applicators can purchase access to the online course via or and going to the Pesticide Education section. Cost of the course is $50. Those who complete pesticide applicator training then need to apply to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture for a three-year license card for a $25 fee.

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