DEC Pesticide Applicator Exam

Event Details


April 19, 2024


9:45am, exam starts at 10am


CCE Madison County - Ag Center
100 Eaton St
Morrisville, NY 13408


Department of Environmental Conservation

Steven Snyder

DEC Pesticide Applicator Exam to be held at CCE Madison County on April 19th:

April 19th
CCE Madison County - Ag Center
100 Eaton St, Morrisville, NY 13408

Please arrive at the Ag Center at CCE Madison County no later than 9:45am on the day of the exam.

In order to sit for this exam, you must fill out the form (PDF) below, print it, and mail it with a check for $100 (payable to NYSDEC) to:

1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045

They must receive your registration by April 12th.

Here are instructions for filling out this form  Form available for download below.

The Core exam is closed-book. If you are taking a category exam, that is open-book. If you are unsure which manuals you need, contact your state's pesticide regulatory agency or Dan Wixted of CCE-PSEP ( To purchase either a Core or Category manual, call The Cornell Store to order: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm (844) 688-7620.

Please call or email Steven Snyder with any questions about registration or the exam:(607) 775-2545 

Pesticide Certification Exam Registration Form (PDF; 170KB)

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