Pesticide Applicator Manuals
Oakland County, MichiganMSU ExtensionPesticide Applicator Manuals

Pesticide Applicator Manuals

E3008 Commercial core manual coverPesticide applicator training manuals for certification and registration through the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development may be obtained:

  1. Purchase a hard copy at the MSU Extension-Oakland County office during business hours.  We stock most manuals, but call first (248-858-0880) to confirm  availability.   We accept cash or checks only, no credit cards.

  2. Order printed manuals on-line through MSU Extension's Bookstore.  Checks or credit cards only, no cash.

  3. Some study manuals are available in PDF format at the MSU Pesticide Safety Education web site 

The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) provides an online pesticide examination scheduling system to make it easier and more convenient for certified pesticide applicators to find and register for their required examinations.  Applicants can now schedule their own appointment through the self-service link.   Their website also includes a frequently asked questions page about the pesticide applicator exam process and a listing of certification/recertification training seminars.

Please direct all questions to the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development regarding certification training and testing dates.


Online Learning

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy Online

MSU is now offering Integrated Pest Management Academy Online, a series of online prerecorded webinars.  Commercial and private core pesticide recertification credits are available for Michigan applicators. 



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