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Pesticide Safety Education

University of Idaho educates applicators on pesticide safety. UI Extension promotes the safe use of pesticides to protect human health and the environment.

First-Time License

Pre-license training is for those preparing for private or professional pesticide license exams.

2021 Pesticide Pre-License Training is online this year via Zoom (no camera required) video conferencing.


  • Class 1: Feb. 15-18 (daily 9-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. MST)
  • Class 2: March 1-4 (daily 9-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. MST)
  • Each class capped at 50 participants
  • Fee: $50 per participant
  • Register with Marketplace Register today.

Students will attend live trainings twice a day (in 2.5-hour sessions) for four days. 

Students register for either the week of Feb. 15 or March 1. 

Marketplace does accept webCheck payments with routing and account numbers. If your company has issue with webCheck-payment requirements, please email

Pesticide exams and licenses are issued by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA). For licensing information, visit the ISDA website. Online registration with the ISDA is required before an exam session.

Prepare for the Law and Safety and Private Applicator exams by studying eight online modules.

Worker Protection Standard (WPS)

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is aimed at reducing the risk of pesticide poisoning and injury among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers.

EPA-approved training materials for the new WPS have expanded content and are available ( at the Pesticide Education Resources Collaborative (PERC).

For local WPS information, go to Idaho State Department of Agriculture.

Pesticide Training Manuals

Getting ready for applicator licensing or renewal? Check our listing of required study materials.


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Contact Us

Integrated Pest Management

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Boise
322 E Front St, Suite 180
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4046