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Information About Registering...

For the 2014 ONLINE Private Applicator Certification Exam

Read all instructions first to successfully register and access your online exam!

Important Tips:

  • Register only once. Registering twice causes more issues. If you have registration issues, please email our helpline at: ppathelp@umn.edu . Be sure to include the email address that you registered with, your name, time/date you registered, amount you paid when you registered and a daytime phone number where we can reach if we need to call.
    Also see Information About Assistance or Troubleshooting.
  • Use your own unique email address when registering.
  • Do not use someone else's email address who also took the online exam this year or in the past or who may interacted with the University of Minnesota (a student's U of MN email address etc.)
  • If you took the online test in past (such as three years ago), best to not use the same account information (ID and password). Rather click to create a new account with a new ID and password.
  • If you have been previously certified and do not have your Private Pesticide Applicator certification number, get it by calling the MDA at 651-201-6615. Not including it will delay processing of your new card.

Registration Instructions:

  • The registration link can be found at the bottom of the main exam web page you just left.

  • In the "Start your Registration" page that opens, read the information in the box on this registration page.

  • Click on “Login/Create Account.”  Follow the prompts and answer all of the questions in the registration and payment process. 

  • Type in your own unique email address. Do not use anyone else's or Do Not Use someone else's email address who also to the online exam this year or in the past.

  • Click on continue.

  • Next, complete the "Registration Information" and "Other Info" form. Be sure to complete all required items. Fill in your Private Pesticide Applicator certification number if you have one.

  • Click on continue.

  • Now you will be on the payment page. Leave coupon codes blank. Enter your credit card information. Please note: this is non-refundable registration. Once fee is paid for the on-line exam, mail-in exam or a recertification workshop, it cannot be transferred. Switching from one method to another will require another payment.

  • Once you complete the registration form and payment information, click on Submit.

  • The next screen will appear with your registration confirmation. You can print a copy of it or a registration receipt for your records.

  • You will receive three different e-mails: 1) CCE Registrati​on Confirmati​on; 2) U OF M EXTENSION OL Customer Receipt/Pu​rchase Confirmati​on; and 3) Your University of Minnesota Guest Account

  • Keep these emails for reference. Follow the instructions in them or on the registration confirmation page to access your exam.

  • Instructions for accessing the exam in MOODLE is available from a link on the "CCE Registrati​on Confirmati​on" page.  Access the exam by clicking on the link and log in with the guest ID and password in the "Your University of Minnesota Guest Account" email. The you can begin taking your online exam at the Moodle site

After reviewing this information, print for reference or close this tab or window and return to the main online exam web page.

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