Last Chance Private Applicator Credit Opportunities Offered in Eastern Montana
Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist; Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician
The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program (PEP) would like to announce multiple last chance private applicator credit opportunities for applicators in need of credits within private applicator training (PAT) District 4. Montana private applicators in PAT District 4 need six private applicator credits prior to the December 31, 2021 deadline to avoid losing their pesticide certification. PAT District 4 includes the following counties and reservations: Carter, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Fort Peck Reservation, Garfield, McCone, Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Phillips, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sheridan, Treasure, Valley, and Wibaux (Fig. 1). Applicators can view their credit information online by entering their last name or license number. Online and on-site trainings are available within District 4.
Onsite Opportunities within Private Applicator Training District 4
Events sponsored by MSU are marked with an *.
An alternative to attending on-site programs are live webinars delivered to individuals attending online from their home or office. You must be present for all attendance checks to obtain pesticide education credits for these events. Events sponsored by MSU are marked with an *.
Online courses consisting of modules and a corresponding quiz can be taken at any time from your office/home for credits. There are over 200 online courses available over a variety of pesticide education topics. View the instructions for using the MDA Course Locator and follow the instructions under ‘online programs’ and following the link provided.
End of Cycle Instructions
Each private applicator in District 4 will receive an MDA pesticide license renewal letter in November. Applicators not receiving renewal letters by December 1, 2021 should contact their local Extension PAT coordinator or MDA Licensing Examiner Specialist, Tari Nyland (Tari.Nyland@mt.gov; 406-444-4900). Applicators who have accumulated six or more private applicator credits or who passed the exam in the last year of the cycle need to sign the renewal letter and return to the MDA with the $60 license fee. Applicators may renew and pay for their license online.
For More Information
Contact your MSU Extension agent for more information regarding last chance programs in your area, or to assess your private applicator credits. For any other pesticide education question contact Cecil Tharp, Pesticide Education Specialist, at the MSU Pesticide Safety Education Program office (406-994-5067, firstname.lastname@example.org).