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?
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?
Upcoming Credit Opportunities:
Healthy Acres Seminar -May 21st, 2016
Western Area Council/Building Bridges -TBA
Private Applicator Training Agenda - April 27th & 28th, 2016