Core + Aquatic: Surface Water


Study materials and exams (Core and Category) necessary to apply for Utah’s Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License in the Aquatic – Surface Water Category.


What is Included: This course includes all the educational materials required by UDAF to apply for the Non-Commercial Pesticide License, with a focus on the Aquatic – Surface Water Category. The educational materials include the Core Manual and the Category Manual. This course also includes the exams required by UDAF. Everything you need for the educational certification is provided with successful completion of this course.

Who Needs This Course: Applicators applying pesticides to standing or running water, excluding public health-related activities should take this course.

After Completion of Educational Materials: Once you have completed all the educational materials, schedule an appointment with the nearest testing center to take your exams with a proctor. Your test scores will be transferred to UDAF once you have passed the exams and completed the Course Completion form found inside the course (the form is only available after passing both exams with 35/50 or better on each exam). The proctor will have you access this course to take the exams.

Completing this course does NOT fill all requirements for the Non-Commercial Pesticide License. You will need to return to UDAF’s webpage to apply for and pay them directly for the official license.

Additional Categories: Commercial and Non-commercial applicators are required to be certified for additional categories based on the application site and the type of work they perform.

Questions: For technical support, contact the Support Hotline at (877) 428-4389. Mention that you are calling about a USU Extension Catalog course. You can also contact USU Extension Help Desk at or (435) 797-8459 during regular business hours.

Course Overview

  • You will need your own, personal email to register. We can not accept one business email for multiple registrants.
  • Cost: $20
  • Core & Category Materials
  • Certification Exams Included
  • Language: English
  • Access: Two-month access
  • Testing Locations: Link to Local Testing Centers
  • Pay for License: UDAF’s webpage
  • Course Type: Self-paced
  • Course Media: Video lectures, interactive content, review quizzes


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