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Nevada Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training

Upcoming Approved Trainings

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) maintains a list of approved continuing education classes .

Pesticide Applicator Certification/Licensee Workshop and Weed Identification & Management

California Interpretive Center at Hunter Exit, Near Elko | May 2-3, 2018

Presented by Nevada Department of Agriculture and Cooperative Extension

This training offers 8 CEUs (6 General and 2 Laws); course number: NV-18-050. There is no registration fee, but please RSVP to Candie Kevan at or 775-738-7291 by April 23 so we can get a head count for the lunch on May 2. Space is limited.

May 2, 2018: Workshop

Presenter Topic Time
Nevada Deaprtment of Agriculture
and Cooperative Extension staff
Check in and Registration 7:45-8 a.m.
Brad Shultz
Cooperative Extension
Weed Management Based on Root Systems 8-8:50 a.m.
Bret Allen
Nevada Department of Agriculture
Vertebrate Pests 8:50-9:40 a.m.
Break - 9:40-9:50 a.m.
Brad Shultz
Cooperative Extension
Seedbanks 9:50-10:40 a.m.
Sam Cisney
Bureau of Land Management
Equipment Calibration 10:40-11:30 a.m.
Andy Hauck
Nevada Department of Agriculture
EDDmaps 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Lunch (hosted) - 12:10-1 p.m.
Cheri Howell
U.S. Forest Service
Weed ID/Ecology 1-1:50 p.m.
Tessa Rognier
Nevada Department of Agriculture
WPS Update & Recordkeeping 1:50-2:40 p.m.
Break - 2:40-2:50 p.m.
Kevin Burls
Cooperative Extension
Pollinator Protection 2:50-3:40 p.m.
Charles Moses
Nevada Department of Agriculture
Pesticide Laws & Regulations 3:40-4:30 p.m.
Nevada Department of Agriculture staff Exam Review 4:30-5 p.m.

May 3, 2018: Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam

Presenter Topic Time
Bret Allen
Nevada Department of Agriculture
PAC Exam 9-11 a.m.

Pesticide applicator certification testing is $50.00/person payable by cash or check made out to the Nevada Department of Agriculture the day of the exam. Study material for the exam is available at any University of Nevada Cooperative Extension office for $15.00 or on our website. Please contact Bret Allen at or 775-353-3715 with questions about the exam.

2018 Invasive Weed Training | Weed Warriors Basic Training

Cooperative Extension | 4955 Energy Way in Reno (live) & 1325 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville (via video)

May 15, 1-5 p.m. AND May 16, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Presented by Nevada Department of Agriculture and Cooperative Extension

This is an introductory-level training on common noxious weeds. The course focuses on the identification of 16 high-priority noxious weeds. Common nuisance weeds will also be discussed.

The training provides 9 CEUs (8 General and 1 Law) for Pesticide Applicators; bring your card!

Note: You must attend BOTH days to complete this training, and you must preregister.

Noxious Weeds Covered
  • Canada Thistle
  • Dalmatian Toadflax
  • Diffuse Knapweed
  • Hoary Cress (Whitetop)
  • Leafy Spurge
  • Medusahead
  • Musk Thistle
  • Perennial Pepperweed (Tall Whitetop)
  • Perennial Sowthistle
  • Poison Hemlock
  • Puncturevine
  • Purple Loosestrife
  • Russian Knapweed
  • Scotch Thistle
  • Spotted Knapweed
  • Yellow Starthistle


The cost is $35 and includes program supplies, a binder of weed identification and control information and refreshments. Registration and payment are due no later than May 7, 2018. Please make checks payable to Board of Regents. Act now! This class fills fast and is limited to 45 people in Reno and 20 people in Gardnerville. Registration is online . To register with cash, check or money order, send registration forms to Melody Hefner at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension via mail (4955 Energy Way, Reno, NV 89502), fax (775-784-4881) or email (

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