Prepare for the MDARD Core Pesticide Applicators Certification exam with this review session. The three and one half-hour review covers the 12 chapters of the National Pesticide Applicators Certification Core Manual and the Michigan addendum. The review is held in the morning and the MDARD exams are given that afternoon.  

Four (4) 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 2nd Edition 2014 E3007 (Private) or E3008 (Commercial) before attending the review. Core manuals with addendum may be ordered for $30 from the MSU Extension Bookstore. Allegan County Extension may also have copies available; please call 269-673-0370 ext. 0 for availability (cash or check only).

Dates & Locations:

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 
in the Zimmerman Room on the main level of the Human Services Building, 3255 - 122nd Avenue, Allegan

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at the Moline Coop & Mill, 1231 Peony Street, Moline 

Thursday, March 15, 2018 in the Zimmerman Room on the main level of the Human Services Building, 3255 - 122nd Avenue, Allegan

Check-in: 8 - 8:30 a.m.
RUP Review: 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Lunch (cost included with Review): Noon - 1 p.m.
MDARD Exams: 1 - 3:30 p.m.

Registration Fee:
$20 RUP Review (includes lunch)
MDARD Exam requires separate registration & fee - see note below

Space is limited to 48 people for the Allegan sessions, and 35 people for the Moline session. Please register early to reserve your spot.

MDARD Exam Info:

Registration for the MDARD exam must be made in advance online 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 the State of Michigan.  Check the website for current fees for the exam(s) you will take.

2017-18 Allegan County Core Review Flyer


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 Ronda Foreman at 269-673-0370 ext. 0 or Mike Staton at 269-673-0370 ext. 2562.

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