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Pesticide Applicator Training & Course Registration

Aerial applicator pattern testing with dyed water
Aerial applicator pattern testing with dyed water

Recertification training opportunities for dealers, commercial, non-commercial, government and utility applicators as well as Initial Core Manual Training for new applicators can be located on the "Continuing Education and Training Courses" page (see link below). The page allows applicators to view all available training courses, register online, contact training sponsors, and view educational credit records. 


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).



Upcoming Montana Department of Agriculture Training Events


2014 Fall Core Recertification Training- All commercial/government categories, 4 credits- Registration Packet

  • 9/23     Kalispell   (8am-12:30pm)       Best Western Plus Flathead Lake– 4824 US 93S (near Somers)
  • 9/24     Missoula  (8am-12:30pm)       University of Montana-University Center 32 Campus Drive             
  • 10/1     Bozeman (8am-12:30pm)       MSU-Strand Union Building Ballroom
  • 10/3     Great Falls (8am-12:30pm)     MSU Great Falls College– 2100 16th Avenue S
  • 10/7     Glasgow (8:30-1pm)               Cottonwood Inn– 45 1st Ave NE
  • 10/21   Billings (8am-12:30pm)           Hilton Garden Inn– 2465 Grant Rd

Registration opens August 1st. Registration forms will be mailed to all licensed commercial/government applicators. Registrations forms, agenda, directions, and online registration will be available here August 1st.



It's never too early to plan. We have several new training opportunities coming in 2015. Registration will open late December.


NEW!!!  Initial Training for Right of Way/Reg Weed             February 23, 9am-3pm  (test Feb. 27)   Billings
               Initial Core Training for new applicators                    February 24-27 (test Feb. 27)                  Billings
NEW!!!  Initial Training for Ornamental and Turf                    March 16, 9am-3pm (test Mar. 20)          Helena
               Initial Core Training for new applicators                    March 17-20  (test Mar. 20)                      Helena
NEW!!!  Recertification Training Right of Way/Reg Weed    February 23, 9am-2pm (4 credits)         Billings
NEW!!!  Recertification Training Ornamental and Turf           March 16, 9am-2pm (4 credits)               Helena




  • Exciting changes for Pesticide Training!
    • MDA now offers and approves one (1) credit training opportunities. Check the "Approved Courses" for current listings
    • New online courses are available! Fees range from FREE to $25 per credit, depending on the sponsor. Please note: there is a 6 credit maximum for online training in one recertification cycle. You may take as many online trainings as you wish, however only 6 credits will count toward your required 12 credits.





Jolene Warnke-Roszel

Training/Development Specialist

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

E-mail: jwarnke-roszel@mt.gov
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
E-mail: ljohns@mt.gov


Published: November 19, 2013 4:59:00 PM MST.
Last Modified: September 12, 2014 10:46:26 AM MDT