Pesticide Applicator Training

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Michigan State University Extension and Michigan State University has developed an on-line course for private and commercial pesticide applicators. This course is designed for both new certification and those in need of further education and/or credits. Those that complete the course will obtain 12 RUP credits, private core and commercial core.  Regular price for the course is $75.00 a person, veterans and those that have an annual income of $20,000-$40,000 it is $35.00, for those with an annual income less than $20,000 it is free. Companies can purchase 5-10 “spots” for $50.00 each and 10 or more spots for $35.00 each

How to Register for the Course

To register for this course you will need to create an account, sign in with your email/password, and complete the registration process. To watch a video tutorial, demonstrating an overview of the registration process, click on the following link: Online Course Registration Video Tutorial. Step-by-step instructions are below.

  1. STEP #1: Create your MSU Guest Account/Community ID and Password: Create Your Account
  2. STEP #2: Login to the registration system with your Community ID and Password: Michigan Licensed Pesticide Applicator Virtual Classroom
  3. STEP #3: Follow the instructions to register for the course. Upon registration, you will receive a receipt and instructions for accessing the course.



For technical assistance please contact Michigan State University Discovery Services at 517-353-8700 or email They are available from 7am-Midnight Monday through Friday and 10am-Midnight on Saturday/Sunday.



Once you have registered,  you will receive an email with instructions on how to login to the course at You will use the same login credentials that you set during registration (your NetID is your email address used during registration and use the same password set during registration). If you need to reset your password at any time go to: and select the option for Forgot Password.