WORTHINGTON — Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the temporary closure of University of Minnesota Extension offices and government centers, private pesticide applicator exams will now be administered online only.

As of now, private pesticide applicators should not see a delay in the processing of their exam or receiving a new applicator card from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, if they pass their exam.

The online exam can be found at http://bit.ly/2IWLdTM, or individuals may email ppathelp@umn.edu to request a mail-in packet. The Private Pesticide Applicator Safety Education manual can be found online at http://bit.ly/2U5w4FO.