Pesticide Applicator Training & Course Registration

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The Full approved list of Recertification training opportunities is located on the "Continuing Education and Training Courses" webpage (see link to the left of page). The site provides registration information for signing up for a particular training course. If it is an MDA sponsor training you will be able to register directly. If it is an outside training, the page will give you contact information or direct you to a registration site. The site also offers the ability for a licensed applicator or dealer to view ongoing educational credits. Trainings sponsored by the Montana Department of Agriculture are below.


Private farm applicators and landowners can receive training requirements for applying restricted-use pesticide products from the Montana State University extension (see external link below).


Training Standards

Click HERE to view the training standards for Core and Categories for Commercial and Government Applicators and Dealers. These are the standards used to assess CEs for all trainings submitted to the Department for approval.



Pre-Registration with payment is REQUIRED for all MDA Trainings.


Click HERE to register for trainings and purchase study manuals, or you can print the forms below and mail with payment







2016 MDA Pesticide Training Schedule Click Here 


2016 Recertification Training Registration Form Click Here


2016 Initial Core and Initial Category Training Registration Form Click Here



General Training Information:

·        Trainings are approved for up to 6 credits per event. Be sure to check whether a training is approved for YOUR category before registering.

·        Online training is available through multiple outside vendors and are listed in our approved courses list. Fees range from FREE to $25 per credit, depending on the sponsor. Please note: there is a 6 credit maximum per category for online training per recertification cycle. You may take as many online trainings as you wish, however only 6 credits will count toward your required 12 credits. Training credits take approximately 30 days to be reflected on your training summary.
           Applicators and Dealers are not required to attend trainings through the Department of Agriculture. Check the Approved Courses list to view all of the offered trainings available for credit. The trainings on the Approved Courses list are the only trainings available for credit. The Approved Courses list is updated regularly so check frequently for new training opportunities.



2016 projected calendar at a glance




Jolene Warnke-Roszel

Training/Development Specialist

Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-3732

Fax: (406) 444-9493

Linda Johns
Pesticide Licensing, Registration, and Training

Program Manager

Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-3676


Published: Fri Jan 22 16:59:00 MST 2016.
Last Modified: Fri Feb 12 14:09:39 MST 2016