The University of Wisconsin (UW) Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) Program provides training materials required to become a certified applicator in the state of Wisconsin. We also provide supplementary training materials and live training/review sessions in the winter months. The UW PAT Program does not advocate the use of pesticides as a tool, but simply provides the required training to become certified if the use of pesticides is warranted. The UW PAT Program works with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP) in the pesticide certification process. DATCP regulates and enforces pesticide laws in Wisconsin. DATCP also writes and administers the exams.  To become certified you must purchase the appropriate training materials and present a Training Registration Certificate to DATCP at time of testing.


This is important if you are enrolled or going to enroll in one of the UW PAT Program’s online courses (Turf & Landscape or Aquatic & Mosquito). The University has switched the way it delivers online courses.  To be able to access the course it is a two step process if you are presently enrolled or will purchase a course.  Step 1: You will receive an invite from the Manifest Group System.  It will have the group name.  Please follow these instructions. This is a request to set up a guest Identification–essentially what is called a NetID.  Step 2: Once you have been granted a NetID the PAT Program can then invite you to the course that you purchased.  Please follow these instructions.

This is not the easiest procedure, but due to security and other reasons it is the one that the University has given us.  If you received your invite and deleted it please contact Glenn Nice (below) and he will send out another invite.


Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT)

Department of Agronomy
University of Wisconsin
1575 Linden Dr
Madison WI 53706-1597

General email:

(Questions about manuals, live training, registration)

Glenn Nice
PAT Program Manager, or 608-263-6358

Gary Kubat
PAT Program Office Support Staff, or 608-262-7588

Steve Tomasko
PAT Senior Outreach Specialist, or 608-265-4315

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Department of Agriculture
2811 Agriculture Dr.
Madison WI 53708

(Questions about certification, licensing, scheduling an exam, exam scores)

Pesticide Certification & Licensing – 608-224-4548 for questions regarding Pesticide Certification and Licensing  if you need to schedule a test or cancel one that you have scheduled.

Scheduling an Exam

Bureau of Agrichemical Management