Obtain a Montana Private Applicator License


Initial Training

Initial Private Applicator Trainings

2023 Dates | Various Locations



Recertify your Montana Private Applicator License


urban tour

Urban Pesticide Education Tour

April 19-21, 2023 | Various Locations

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

Pesticide Education Webinar Series

2023 Dates TBA

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

Pest Management Tour

October 2-6, 2023  | District 1

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 trainings

Statewide Recertification Programs

Various Dates | Statewide

Search the statewide database for recertification programs offering pesticide education credits. View search instructions.



Pesticide Educator Trainings


New agent orientation

New Agent Orientations

Various Dates | Online

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.

PAT Core

PAT Core

May 16-17, 2023 | Lewistown

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.

PEP Update

PEP Update

September 20-21 | Bozeman

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.


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