Pesticide Education Events
Obtain a Montana Private Applicator License
Initial Private Applicator Trainings
Initial Private Applicator Trainings are for new applicators who wish to obtain a Montana private applicator license. This seven-hour event covers pesticide basics and is followed by an ungraded exam. View more details on obtaining a pesticide license.
Recertify your Montana Private Applicator License
Urban Pesticide Education Tour
The Urban Pesticide Education Tour is to assist homeowners, gardeners, and other urban pesticide applicators in understanding the basics of pesticide use. View Urban Tour details.
Pesticide Education Webinar Series
The Pesticide Education Webinar Series is for pesticide applicators across the state. Each webinar is one hour long and provides one private applicator credit. View webinar details.
Pest Management Tour
The Pest Management Tour is held annually the first week of October in the recertifying district. This event is a last chance opportunity to obtain credits for recertification. View PMT details.
Statewide Recertification Programs
Search the statewide database for recertification programs offering pesticide education credits. View search instructions.
Pesticide Educator Trainings
New Agent Orientations
New Extension Agents with private applicator responsibilities need to attend this training within a few months of their hire date. In this 1.5 hour training PEP will cover the roles and responsibilities of PAT Coordinators. View New Agent Orientation details.
This training focuses on the core concepts of private applicator pesticide use while delivering tools to train private pesticide applicators within your organization. Training tools may include videos, presentations, story problems, MontGuides and other experienced speakers. New MSU Extension agents with PAT responsibilities are encouraged to attend this training. Weed district representatives, MSU Extension Specialists, MDA staff or veteran MSU Extension Agents are also welcome to attend. View PAT Core Details.
This event is a train-the-trainer update for MSU Extension staff, MDA staff, Weed district representatives and other government and private pesticide leaders across the state. Topics include changes to the PAT program, advanced pesticides topics, new research and technology, and current pesticide related news and events. View PEP Update details.
- Obtaining a Montana Private Applicator License
- Recertifying your Montana Private Applicator License
- Contact your local PAT Coordinator