Private Pesticide Applicator Training and Licensing

Blaine County Extension Office provides training and testing for those consumers who wish to purchase and use restricted chemicals. Private applicators must be licensed prior to purchasing restricted chemicals that would be used on private lands, either owned, rented or leased.  Training includes all facets of chemical application including chemical safety, handling, equipment usage, chemcial storage, and proper record keeping requirements.

To prepare for the exam required, customers are encouraged to purchase study materials which are available in the Extension Office for $15 (or can be checked out). Please be sure to contact the Extension Office to make an appointment to take the exam.  The exam fee is $50, made payable to the Montana Department of Agriculture, and the license is valid for the remaining years in the pesticide cycle.  Licenses can be maintained by obtaining recertification credits at trainings provided by both the Blaine County Extension Office and several of our community partners. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Juli Snedigar directly at 406-357-3200. 

Private Applicator Training (PAT)