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Changes to Private Applicator Testing Effective July 1, 2016





SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2016
Media Contact: Jody Heemstra, 605.773.4073

 

***This release contains a link to audio that can be downloaded.*** 


Changes to Private Applicator Testing Effective July 1, 2016

 

Pierre, S.D.- As of July 1, 2016, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s (SDDA) Private Web Testing program will be SDDA and SDSU Extension’s primary option for private applicator certification and recertification. The program is available at https://apps.sd.gov/doa/pwt/.

 

“Certification and recertification will also still be available by attending one of the winter private applicator trainings held by SDSU Extension,” said pesticide applicator certification and licensing specialist Valerie Mitchell. “Individuals who picked up a paper, take-home private applicator exam prior to July 1, 2016 may still submit their answer form to SDDA for grading. However, the take-home exam is no longer an option.” (***Download Mitchell audio***)

 

For more information, please contact SDDA’s Agricultural Services Division at 605.773.4005.

 

Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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