Core Manual/RUP Review

Prepare for the MDARD Core Pesticide Applicators Certification exam with this review session. The 4-hour review covers the 12 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.  

Seats for the MDARD exam must be made in advance on line at:, 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: State of Michigan. The cost for the Private exam is $50.00 and the Commercial Exam is $75.00

Location: MSU Extension Ottawa County, 12220 Fillmore St., West Olive, MI 49460

Cost: $20

Date: March 24, 2020

Registration and check-in 8 - 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 for 2020 Pesticide Applicator Core Manual Review is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 20, 2020.

There are 60 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 directions or meeting location information, please contact Jackie Baase at 231-946-1510.

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