Prepare for the MDARD Core Pesticide Applicators Certification exam with this review session. The morning reviews cover the National Pesticide Applicators Certification Core Manual and the Michigan addendum. Reviews are followed by lunch and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development exams are given that afternoon.

Four Recertification/RUP credits in either Private or Commercial Core are also available for those attending the review session that are already certified and seeking renewal by seminar credits.

We recommend participants read and study the Core Manual E3007 (Private) or E3008 (Commercial Second Edition 2014) before attending the review. Manuals may be ordered from: You may also purchase manuals at the Ottawa County MSU Extension Office by calling 616-994-4540 to verify availability of manuals (cash or check only).



Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018


:  8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Review:  8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Lunch:  12 - 1 p.m.

MDARD exams 1:15 - 5 p.m.

Registration Fee

$20.00 (includes review and lunch)

Exam is a separate fee - see note below


Administration Building - Main Conference Room (Upper Level)

Ottawa County Fillmore Complex

12220 Fillmore Street

West Olive, MI 49460

Space is limited to 60 people for each session.  This will be strictly enforced.  Please register early to reserve your spot.


Please Note: Registration for the MDARD exam is a separate process. Exam registration must be made in advance online at:, or by calling 1-800-292-3939. The MDARD exam fees are also separate from the fee for the review session and lunch. Those taking the exam must bring a separate check made payable to: "State of Michigan." Check the website for current exam fees.

For those not needing to take the review, an additional exam date has been scheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018.  Morning and afternoon time slots available.  Visit or call 1-800-292-3939 to register.

March 28, 2018 Registration

Click on the button below to register for the March 28, 2018 review session:

Registration for March 28, 2018 Pesticide Applicators Core Manual Review is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 25, 2018.

There are 16 openings available.


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 questions regarding review registration process, review location or directions, please contact the Ottawa County MSU Extension office at 616-994-4540 or
For questions regarding review program content, or recertification credits contact Coordinator of the MSU Pesticide Safety Education Program, John Stone, at or 517-353-5134. 
For questions regarding Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development exams call 1-800-292-3939.