MDARD In-Person Core Testing and Core Review
PRIVATE CORE, FUMIGATION STANDARD, AERIAL STANDARD AND COMMERCIAL CORE TESTS ONLY.
NO COMMERCIAL CATEGORY TESTS.
ATTENDANCE FOR THE CORE REVIEW IS MANDATORY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE IN-PERSON TESTING.
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. We recommend participants read and study the Core Manual before attending the review. Copies may be ordered from: https://npsecstore.com/pages/michigan. County Extension may also have copies available. Please call ahead for availability.
Check-in for the program is 8 to 8:30 a.m. The Core review class is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MDARD will begin the testing session at approximately 1 p.m.
FEES and PAYMENT:
- Fee for the Core review class is $15.00. Payment is to Michigan State University. You can pay by credit card when checking out here, mail payment to the address on the confirmation/invoice, or bring payment with you to the session. Making payment at the session - checks are made payable to Michigan State University or MSU. Cash payment at the session is also accepted. Receipts will be sent to the email address provided with the registration.
- Fee for applicator certification is paid to the STATE OF MICHIGAN. Commercial Applicator certification fee is $75.00, Private Applicator fee is $50.00 and Registered Applicator fee is $45.00. Military Veterans - Private applicator certification fees are waived if a copy of their DD214 is provided. A check payable to “State of Michigan” is the only payment accepted for the applicator certification fee. Postage paid envelopes to send certification payment to MDARD are provided at the session. Cash or credit card payments are not accepted.
DATES and LOCATIONS:
Dec. 4, 2023 - MSU Pavilion—4301 Farm Lane Rd., East Lansing, MI 48824
Dec. 6, 2023 - Mayfield Township Hall– 1900 N. Saginaw St. Lapeer, MI 48824
Dec. 7, 2023 - GLEXPO Devos Place, 303 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Dec. 11, 2023 - Ottawa County Fillmore Complex, Building B, 12220 Fillmore St., West Olive, MI 49460
Jan. 11, 2024 - Huron County Expo Center - 170 W Soper Rd., Bad Axe, MI 48413
Jan. 18, 2024 - Montcalm Community College - 2800 College Dr., Sidney, MI 48885
Jan. 22, 2024 - West Central Michigan Research and Extension - 5185 Oceana Dr. Hart MI 49420
Jan. 24, 2024 - Lenawee County Building - 1040 S. Winter St. Ste. 2020, Adrian, MI 49221
Feb. 1, 2024 - Sanilac Career Center – 175 E. Aitken Rd., Peck, MI 48466
Feb. 15, 2024 - Allegan County Human Services Bldg. - 3255 122nd Ave., Allegan MI 49010
Feb. 19, 2024 - Branch Area Career Center - 366 Morse St., Coldwater, MI 49036
Feb. 29, 2024 - Mid Michigan Community College - 1375 S. Clare Ave., Harrison, MI 48625
March 5, 2024 - Jackson County Human Services Bldg. - 1715 Lansing Ave. Room CR005 Jackson, MI 49202
March 11, 2024 - Northwest Michigan Hort. Station - 6686 S Center Hwy Traverse City, MI 49684
March 13, 2024 - MSU SWMREC - 1791 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
March 27, 2024 - Dodge Auditorium - 200 Grand River Ave., Port Huron, MI 48060
April 3, 2024 - Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center - 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI 48734
April 8, 2024 - MSU Pavilion - 4301 Farm Lane Rd., East Lansing, MI 48824
April 10, 2024 - GreenMark Equipment Dealership - 16700 Heimbach Rd., Three Rivers, MI 49093
April 12, 2024 - NMU Northern Center Peninsula 2 Room - 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 4985
Check-in time for the session is 8-8:30 a.m.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ!!!
PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND THE CORE REVIEW AND THE TEST.
Changing registration to another site or refunds are allowed only under limited conditions. Contact Tina House at the Lapeer County MSU Extension office, 810-667-0341, to request a change in location or refund.
Refreshments and light lunch will be served. Time between review end and test beginning is short.
No recertification credits, RUP points or CCA credits are available from this program.
Registration for Core Manual/RUP Review is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 11, 2024.
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.