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Pesticide Applicator/Operator In-Person Testing this Winter

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Pesticide Applicator/Operator In-Person testing will again be available locally this winter. Sessions will be held in Edwards, Richland, and Wayne Counties. Testing is free and is provided by the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Illinois Extension. Individuals must register for testing. To register visit or call your local Illinois Extension Office: Edwards County – 618-445-2934, Lawrence County – 618-943-5018, Richland County – 618-395-2191, Wabash County – 618-262-5725, or Wayne County – 618-842-3702.

Testing dates by County: Testing times at all sites will be from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Edwards County: December 8, 2023, January 12, 2024, and February 1, 2024, at the Edwards County Farm Bureau Basement Meeting Room, 15 S 5th Street, Albion, IL.
  • Richland County: December 4, 2023, January 5, 2024, and February 13, 2024, at the Richland County University of Illinois Extension Office, 306 S Fair Street, Olney, IL.
  • Wayne County: December 13, 2023, January 18, 2024, and February 21, 2024, at the Wayne County University of Illinois Extension Office, 2B Frontier Drive, Fairfield, IL.

There is a wide variety of study materials available to help you prepare for the Illinois Pesticide Applicator/Operator Licensure Exams. These materials may be purchased online at  You may also contact your County Extension office to see what study materials are available for purchase locally.

About Extension

Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities. Illinois Extension is part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.