Obtain a Montana Private Applicator License


Initial Training

Initial Private Applicator Trainings

2024 Dates | Various Locations

Initial Private Applicator Trainings are for new applicators who wish to obtain a Montana private applicator license. This all-day event covers pesticide basics and is followed by an ungraded exam. View more details on obtaining a pesticide license.

Upcoming 2024 Dates




Recertify your Montana Private Applicator License


Pesticide Education Webinar Series

Pesticide Education Webinar Series

2024 | Online

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 15-18 2024 | District 2

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


PAT Core

PAT Core

May 22-23, 2024 | Bozeman

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

Dates TBD | Bozeman

This event is an educational event for pesticide educators and applicators 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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