IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING ONLINE COURSES:

This is important if you are enrolled or going to enroll in one of the UW PAT Program’s online courses (Turf & Landscape, Aquatic & Mosquito or Structural Pest Control). Access to the course involves a three step process with 3 separate email invites.

Step 1: You will receive an invite from the Manifest Group System.  It will have the group name of the course you are enrolling in.  Please follow these instructions. This is a request to set up a guest Identification–essentially what is called a NetID.  Step 2: Once you are sent a NetID, you then have to accept the second email invite to activate your NetID.  If you do not do this, then we can’t invite you to the course. Step 3: Once you have been granted a NetID and activated it 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.


The PAT Program Provides Training Materials

The University of Wisconsin (UW) Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) Program provides:

  • Ordering of certification fees (with training materials) required to become a certified applicator in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Supplementary training materials and live training / review sessions (usually in the months of January – April).
  • Got a question about certification? Give us a call, we’re here to help.

The UW PAT program does NOT provide the Commercial Test.  [ DATCP Commercial Testing Centers ]  The training materials come as a printed manual, an electronic PDF manual or an online course (your choice). Don’t know which to choose? Check out this podcast for a brief introduction to these choices:  What Should I Order?

Click here To Order the Certification Fee (with training materials)


The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP’s) Role in Certification

DATCP enforces the pesticide laws in Wisconsin.  DATCP also writes and administers the certification exams and grants certification. DATCP also issues individual pesticide applicator and pesticide application business licenses in the state.  The UW PAT program does NOT have access to your test results OR DOES IT GIVE THE COMMERCIAL EXAM. You need to contact DATCP (see below) for any questions dealing with the certification exam.  DATCP Testing Centers


Contacts

Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT)

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

General email: PATprogram@mailplus.wisc.edu

(Questions about manuals, live training, registration)

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

Tianna Jordan
PAT Program Office Support Staff, tjjordan@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
Email: datcppesticideinfo@wi.gov for questions regarding Pesticide Certification and Licensing
Email: datcpcertexam@wi.gov  if you need to schedule a test or cancel one that you have scheduled.

Online site to schedule your certification exam: Scheduling an Exam

DATCP website for pesticide issues: Bureau of Agrichemical Management