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Certification Exam Procedures

Exams are scheduled and administered by:

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (WDATCP)
Pesticide Certification Program

Exams will not be given to individuals who did not schedule a test or who do not have the proper letters.

Self-Study Applicators

  • You must schedule exams in advance with WDATCP (see above) regardless of the test-only site you're attending.
    • Directions to the test-only locations are provided on the website.
  • Results will be mailed. Exams will NOT be graded immediately after your test.
  • Upon arrival at the test site the proctor will
    • Verify you scheduled an exam
    • Collect your UW PAT training registration certificate, or view your temporary certification credential letter (T number)
    • Verify you are retesting – Bring the letter DATCP sent you if you failed your previous exam.

Training Session Attendants

  • Contact UW PAT to attend a training session. You do not need to contact WDATCP in advance when registered to attend a training session.
  • The exam is given at the end of the training session and graded within two weeks.

All Commercial Applicators

  • You must have a photo I.D. (e.g., driver's license) and your Social Security Number (not your Social Security card) before WDATCP will issue you an exam.
  • Bring your training manual to the test-only / training site. Complete the Training Registration Form that immediately follows the front cover of the manual.
    • DO NOT remove the Form until instructed to do so by the exam proctor.
    • WDATCP cannot grade your exam or grant you certification until they collect the Form.
  • The minimum passing score if 70%. You may use a calculator, but not your training materials or notes.
  • If you pass the exam, WDATCP will mail you your exam score, certification card, and license application.