Pesticide applicators may not commercially apply any pesticide until they receive a pesticide license and identification card.  Minnesota law requires commerical applicators to carry a valid license identification card with them whenever applying general or restricted use pesticides.  The applicator license and card will be issued when the required exams have been passed and all other licensing requirements have been met.
Prior to testing you must be registered with the MN Department of Ag.  You may register online or contact the Dept of Ag at 651-201-6615 to receive paperwork to register.  The paperwork must be returned to them with payment.  When confirmation of application is verified, you may schedule a testing time with Linda at 507-526-2388.  Testing times are 8:30 AM and 12:45 PM.
Faribault County does NOT have study material.  Study material may be obtained by calling the U of MN Bookstore at 651-624-9200.  There is a charge for study material.
Faribault County Planning & Zoning offers the following categories for testing:
  • A - Core
  • B - General Aerial
  • C - Field Crops
  • E - Turf and Ornamentals
  • F - Aquatics
  • G - Forest Spraying
  • H - Seed Treatment
  • J - Rights-of-Way
  • K - Agricultural Pest Control - Animal
  • L - Mosquito Control
  • M - Food Processing Pest Control
  • N - Stored Grain and Fumigation
  • P - Pocket Gopher
  • Q - Wood Preservatives
  • R - Sewer Root Control
All tests are "closed book."  A score of 70% or better is passing.
  • Commercial Animal Waste - Solid & Liquid

Test is "open book."  Only one person may test at a time. 

Applicants must come to the test site prepared with:

  • Identification
  • Confirmation of Application from MN Dept of Ag

Tests will be sent to the Minnesota Department of Ag and results will be sent to the tester.  For additional information on Commerical Applicator Tests go to the following links:



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