Pesticide Core Manual Review Classes

Prepare for the MDARD Core Pesticide Applicators Certification exam with this review session. The 8-hour review covers the 12 chapters of the National Pesticide Applicators Certification Core Manual. Participants can receive eight Recertification/RUP credits in either Private or Commercial Core for those already certified and seeking renewal by seminar credits.

Michigan State University Extension is offering multiple pesticide manual review classes in southeast Michigan over the next few months. Each class will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 1-hr break for lunch on your own. The registration fee is $25.00 per class.

We recommend participants read and study the Core Manual before attending the review. Copies may be purchased at the MSU Extension offices or ordered from the NPSEC Fulfillment Center online at the following link:

Dates and locations are shown below.

Feb. 19, 2020               Apr. 15, 2020 - CANCELED
MSU Extension Jackson   MSU Extension Washtenaw
1715 Lansing Ave., Jackson   705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor
517-788-4292   734-997-1678
Feb. 25, 2020   Apr. 21, 2020 - CANCELED
MSU Extension Hillsdale   MSU Extension Jackson
20 Care Dr., Hillsdale   1715 Lansing Ave., Jackson
517-439-9301   517-788-4292
March 20, 2020   May 20, 2020 - CANCELED
MSU Extension Lenawee   MSU Extension Washtenaw
1040 S. Winter St., Adrian   705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor
517-264-5300   734-997-1678
March 30, 2020   Nov. 18, 2020 - CANCELED
MSU Extension Hillsdale   MSU Extension Washtenaw
20 Care Dr., Hillsdale   705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor
517-439-9301   734-997-1678

These review classes are intended to help prepare participants for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) specific category certification exams. This is an optional review session, and you are not required to take this class to take any of the MDARD exams. Those attending the review session will receive eight RUP recertification credits. The review session will cover multiple chapters of the pesticide core manual. Emphasize will be to prepare participants for the test using multiple choice practice questions on an interactive basis.

Registration does not include study manuals. We recommend reading and studying the Core Manual before attending the review. You can order the “National Applicator Core Training Manual & Michigan Private Applicator Addendum” (E3007KITP) or “National Applicator Core Training Manual and Michigan Commercial Applicator Addendum” (E3008KITC) through the National Pesticide Safety Education Center Store website.

The regular MDARD certification exam will be held at multiple locations around the state. Check the MDARD Online Pesticide Exam Scheduling website for more information about exam dates.

If you plan to take the MDARD exam, be prepared to pay by check (no cash or credit cards) payable to the State of Michigan. The fee is $50 for private applicators and $75 for commercial applicators. MDARD requires that you register for the exam session by scheduling an appointment online or calling 1-800-292-3939. MDARD does not accept walk-ins or late arrivals. Spaces are limited so schedule your exam as soon as possible. Photo identification is also required.


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 more information contact Ricardo Costa at 517-264-5310.