Commercial Applicator Exams and Study Guides

What categories and study materials are available?

The following table outlines the State of Wyoming License Categories, Pesticide Applicator Exams, and corresponding study manuals for Commercial Pesticide Applicators.

Training Manuals are available for download through this website or print versions can be ordered from UW Ag Communications and Technology using this Training Manual Order Form

EXAM LICENSE CATEGORY STUDY MANUAL
CORE – including the Wyoming State Statutes The material in this manual is required for all Private and Commercial Exam takers.  

Commercial Applicators must pass the CORE exam prior to taking any category exams.

Private Applicators only need to study the CORE manual.

EXAM LICENSE CATEGORY

STUDY MANUAL

Agricultural Pest Control, (A) Weed Control 901 A
Agricultural Pest Control, (B) Insect Control 901 B
Agricultural Pest Control, (C) Disease Control 901 C
Agricultural Pest Control, (D) Animal 901 D
Agricultural Pest Control, (E) Rodent Control 901 E[exam is 909 regulatory pest control, vertebrate pest control, (E) rodent control]
Agricultural Pest Control, (F) Chemigation 901 F
Forest Pest Control 902
Ornamental and Turf Pest Control, (A) Weed Control 903 A
Ornamental and Turf Pest Control, (B) Insect Control 903 B
Ornamental and Turf Pest Control, (C) Disease Control 903 C
Ornamental and Turf Pest Control, (E) Rodent Control  903 D[exam is 909 regulatory pest control, vertebrate pest control, (E) rodent control]
Seed Treatments 904
  • Wyoming does not have a manual for seed treatment.  However, review of Oregon State University’s document Seed Treatment will prepare you for the exam.
Aquatic Pest Control 905
Right-Of-Way Pest Control      NEW April 2016! 906
Industrial, Institutional, Structural and Health Related Pest Control, (X) 907 X
Industrial, Institutional, Structural and Health Related Pest Control, (G) Fumigation 907 G
Industrial, Institutional, Structural and Health Related Pest Control, (H) Bird Control 907 H
Public Health Pest Control (government employees only) 908
Regulatory Pest Control, (X) General (government employees only) 909 X All Category Manuals included in the Training Manual Need to Be Studied
Regulatory Pest Control, (E) Rodent Control (government employees only) 909 E
Regulatory Pest Control, (H) Bird Control (government employees only) 909 H
Regulatory Pest Control, (I) Vertebrate Pest Control (government employees only) 909 I
Regulatory Pest Control, (J) M-44 (government employees only) 909 J Wyoming Department of Agriculture Provides Training
Regulatory Pest Control, (K) Livestock Protection Collar (government employees only) 909 K Wyoming Department of Agriculture Provides Training
Demonstration and Research Pest Control 910 All Category Manuals included in the Training Manual Need to Be Studied
Specific Use Pest Control, (L) Wood Preservation and Wood Products Treatment 911 L
Specific Use Pest Control, (M) Non-Government M-44 911 M Wyoming Department of Agriculture Provides Training
Specific Use Pest Control, (N) Non-Government Livestock Protection Collar 911 N Wyoming Department of Agriculture Provides Training
Specific Use Pest Control, (O) Non-Government Mosquito Control 911 O
Specific Use Pest Control, (P) Sewer Line Root Control 911 P
Aerial Application 912

What are my options if I fail one or more exams?

  1. An individual can take and fail an exam 2 times. After the 2nd time, he/she must receive additional training from some source before they can take the exam a 3rd or 4th time.
  2. Unknown as to what training is available. Finding/attending the training is the responsibility of the person needing it. It can come from “in-house”, from industry, from Univerisity of Wyoming or wherever. An apprenticeship would work, as long as the supervisor could document/verify the training. There is no hour requirement.
  3. Wyoming does have a “direct supervision” regulation that allows a non-certified applicator to work under the direct supervision of a certified applicator. The supervised employee must be within 50 miles or 1 hour of Supervisor, direct phone or radio contact, AND all instructions for the employee must be in a written document.