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.

Contacts

Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT)

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

(Questions about manuals, live training, registration)

Glenn Nice
PAT Program Manager, gnice@wisc.edu or 608-263-6358

Gary Kubat
PAT Program Office Support Staff, gary.kubat@wisc.edu or 608-262-7588

Steve Tomasko
PAT Senior Outreach Specialist, stomasko@wisc.edu 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
datcppesticideinfo@wi.gov for questions regarding Pesticide Certification and Licensing
datcpcertexam@wi.gov  if you need to schedule a test or cancel one that you have scheduled.

Scheduling an Exam

Bureau of Agrichemical Management