Welcome to the PAT Website
University of Wisconsin-Extension
Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) program.
Questions about training? Call us at (608) 262-7588 or email us at PATprogram@mailplus.wisc.edu
- Manuals for training you to become a Wisconsin-certified pesticide applicator
- Supplementary training aids, such as review sessions and DVD’s
- Fact sheets to help you comply with complicated pesticide regulations
The PAT CHAT NEWSLETTER
The PAT CHAT NEWSLETTER is a new service from the PAT program. This is a quarterly newsletter filled with information relevant to pesticide rules, regulations, certification, testing and more. If you would like notifications of when the newsletter is available send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first edition is now available! [Check it Out]
Bought the manual, studied up and ready to schedule an exam at The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection? [Yes I am] PAT trainings include the test, but you can schedule a test with The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection without going to a training.
A lot of changes have occurred in the Soil Fumigation Category. The UW PAT Program has developed a free online tutorial to help.
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Posting Tool [Let’s Go]:
When using a pesticide it is very important that people around the treated area are aware that a pesticide has been applied. Posting signs after pesticide applications are required by law in certain situations. This tool will help guide you to which signs you must post, where, when and who is responsible for posting.
Do you use pesticides around the house? Maybe you do and don’t even know it.
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Pesticides are often used around the house. Ant bait, the dog’s flea collar, the toilet bowl cleaner, these all use pesticides that can be found around the house. If you want to know more about these pesticides used around the home, there is now a free training page for YOU! To take a look click “Check it out” above.
Like to read on your computer?
PAT is now offering electronic versions (PDF) of the following manuals: Field & Vegetable (Category 1.1), Fruit Crops (Category 1.2), Livestock & Poultry (Category 1.3); Forestry (Category 2.0); Turf & Landscape (Category 3.0.); Greenhouse & Nursery (Category 3.1), Seed Treatment (Category 4.0); Aquatic & Mosquito (Category 5.0), Antifouling Paints (Category 5.1); Right of Way (Category 6.0); Companion Animals (Category 11.0); Soil Fumigation (Categories 25/107), Chemigation (Categories 26/109); and Aerial Application (Categories 9.9/111). These are PDF’s with interactive chapters lists and glossaries. Manuals are still being offered in Print, but now you have a choice. When you buy one you will be emailed your manual and a training certificate will follow in the mail so you can take the test with DATCP (Commercial). If you do not receive the email within two days please check your spam folder or contact us at the PAT Program.
Revised for 2016…
Base Commercial Category Companion Animals (11.0) and Livestock & Poultry (1.3).