Missoula County Weed District & Extension

Pesticide Licenses

Private Applicator Training a.k.a. Farm Applicator

Why do I need a license?
Anyone planning on purchasing and treating with a restricted-use-pesticide (RUP) must be a current Private Applicator in the state of Montana.  RUPs can harm the environment or the applicator when not used as labeled because of these concerns a license is required to purchase and apply these pesticides. Learn more about herbicides and calibrating equipment here.
Examples: Tordon 22K, Hoelen 3EC, Warrior, Photoxin and many more. 


What type of license do I need?

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How do I obtain a private applicator license?

  • Attend an approved initial training program and take an un-graded open book exam
  • Pass an open book graded exam administered by your local PAT agent

 

When will my license expire?
Missoula County is in region 1 for the Montana private applicator program. Each region has a five year re-certification cycle beginning on January 1st.  Missoula County license holders will need to renew in 2018.  6 private applicator credits must be obtain by December 31st, 2018.

 

How do I get re-certification credits?
In order to renew your private applicator license you must obtain 6 private applicator re-certification credits before the end of your regions five year cycle.  Programs have to be accredited by the MSU Pesticide Education Program. For information on upcoming training in your area follow the MSU Pesticide Education Program link and click on your region or contact Steffany @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming Credit Opportunities:
Healthy Acres Seminar -May 21st, 2016 

Western Area Council/Building Bridges -TBA 

Private Applicator Training Agenda - April 27th & 28th, 2016