Pesticide License Exams


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Preparing For and Taking Exams

For more information, call toll-free: (877) 301-4555 or Email

Study Manuals and Pre-license Classes

WSU Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Education

WSU maintains study manuals for most WSDA exams and conducts statewide pre-license courses in English each winter. 
 

Spanish Private Applicator Pre-license Classes

The WSDA Technical Service & Education (TSE) Program conducts statewide private applicator pre-license courses in Spanish every year.
 

Other Study Materials

  • Aquatic Antifouling
  • Sewer Root Control
  • Potato Sprout Inhbitor - Contact WSDA
  • No study materials required for:
    • Cooling Tower
    • Sulfur Dioxide
    • Postharvest Treatment of Fruit and Vegetables

Taking Exams

Preparing For Exams Fact Sheet - English     Preparing for Exams Fact Sheet - Spanish 

  • Reservations are required and can be made by calling WSDA toll-free at (877)301-4555. WSDA does not permit walk-ins.
  • ​WSDA reserves the right to deny entry to late arrivals.
  • You must be prepared to present your photo ID and pay all fees at the time of testing. WSDA will not release test scores until all fees are paid.
  • After a second, third, or fourth failure in a calendar year, there is a mandatory 14-day waiting period before you may retest. After the fifth failure, you must wait 60 days before retesting.
  • If WSDA revises or develops an exam, all affected licensees may be required to retest.

*WSDA reserves the right to alter this schedule when necessary.

WSDA Testing Locations

City      Location Day/Time Forms of Payment Directions
Olympia Natural Resources Building,
1111 Washington St SE
Every Tuesday, 8:30 am and 12:30 pm Check, cashier's check, money order Driving Directions
Everett WSU Coop. Ext., McCollum Park,
600 128th Street SE
Variable schedule, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Check, cashier's check, money order Driving Directions
Moses Lake Grant County Fire District No. 5 Training Center Third Tuesday of each month, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Check, cashier's check, money order Driving Directions
Spokane WSDA Office
222 N. Havana
First Wednesday of each month, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Check, cashier's check, money order Driving Directions
East Wenatchee WSDA Office
270 9th ST NE, Conference Room 204
Third Thursday of every other month (Jan-Nov) 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Check, cashier's check, money order Driving Directions
Yakima WSDA Building
21 North 1st Avenue, Suite 236
Every Tuesday, 8:30 am and 12:30 pm Check, cashier's check, money order Driving Directions

Computer-Based Testing Locations

 
City Location Day/Time Forms of Payment Directions
Longview Lower Columbia College
1600 Maple St Building 8, Room 154
Variable schedule. Call for dates and times Cash, check, cashier's check,
credit or debit card, or 
money order.
Payable to "LCC"
Driving
Directions
Moses Lake   Big Bend Community College
7662 Chanute St SE
Variable schedule. Call for dates and times Cash, check, cashier's check,
credit or debit card, or
money order.
Payable to "BBCC"
Driving
Directions
 
Please note: Several WSU Cooperative Extension offices administer the Private Applicator exam upon request. Contact WSDA or your local extension office for further information. NOTE: The Idaho and Oregon Departments of Agriculture will not accept Washington exams for individuals living in their state.