Core Manual/RUP Review - Traverse City

Prepare for the MDARD Core Pesticide Applicators Certification exam with this review session. The 4-hour review covers all of the chapters of the National Pesticide Applicators Certification Core Manual. The review is held in the morning and the MDARD exams are given that afternoon. Four Recertification/RUP credits in either Private or Commercial Core are also available for those already certified and seeking renewal by seminar credits. We recommend participants read and study the Core Manual before attending the review. Copies may be ordered from: . County Extension may also have copies available. Please call for ahead availability.

Seats for the MDARD exam must be made in advance on the MDARD Online Pesticide Exam Scheduling website or by calling 1-800-292-3939. The cost of the review session is separate from the MDARD exam fee. Those taking the exam must bring a separate check made payable to the State of Michigan. The cost for the Private exam is $50.00 and the Commercial Exam is $75.00

Program Information:

Dec. 3, 2019

Program Cost: $30.00

Location: MSU NW Hort. Station, 6686 Center Hwy., Traverse City, MI 49684

Registration and Check-In: 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Program: 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

MDARD Exam: 1 p.m.

Payment with Credit Cards ** IMPORTANT** - Billing information entered must match the cardholder's statement information for address. You will receive a message to contact your credit card company if there is not a match. 

Cancellations received on or after Dec. 2, 2019, will incur a $10 cancellation fee.

Recertification Credits - 4 Core Credits are available. Certifications expiring in 2019 cannot carry credits forward to 2020 or later!


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For directions or meeting location information, please contact Jennifer Zelinski at 231-946-1510.

For questions about online registration,  program content, or recertification credits contact John Stone,  MSU Pesticide Safety Education Program coordinator, at or 517-353-5134.