Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training
Environmental Scientist II
Nevada Department of Agriculture and Nevada Cooperative Extension provide training for pesticide applicators. State and federal laws require that only certified applicators apply or supervise the application of Restricted-Use Pesticides (RUP). To become certified in Nevada applicators must pass an exam which is administered by the Department of Agriculture. Please contact any Department of Agriculture office to schedule an appointment.
For more information about the Nevada Cooperative Extension Pesticide Applicator Training program click here.
Pesticide Applicator Certification Schools
Study Materials for Initial Certification
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has made the “Nevada Pesticide Applicator's Certification Workbook” SP-87-07 revised 8-2006 available for downloading. Please Note this file is about 1MB (190 pages) to download and requires Adobe Acrobat to view. The downloadable workbook only contains the General and the 14 Categories of certification.
Nevada certified applicators are able to renew a current or valid certification by accruing pesticide Continuing Education Units (CEU's). This is an optional way of renewal, as a certified applicator may renew by examination. Should a Nevada certified applicator choose the CEU renewal option, that applicator will need to accrue 12 total CEU's, with at least 2 of the CEU's being in "Laws". The CEU's must be obtained during the applicators valid certification period. There is no "grace period". To renew your certification by CEU's, download and complete the RUP Application & Continuing Education Record Renewal Summary .
Approved CEU classes can be viewed by visiting the Nevada CEU web site.
Restricted Use Dealer Information
Certification Applications and Forms