Due to the spread of COVID-19, many commercial applicator testing locations remain closed throughout the state. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture will offer an online commercial applicator test for commercial applicators who need certification and a temporary license for the 2020 season. Applicators who pass the online exam will be issued a temporary commercial applicator license valid through September 30th of this year.  

A link to where to find the online commercial application exam can be found here. It can also be found here.  Anyone with any questions is asked to contact the state Department of Agriculture:  605.773.5425 or the Ag Services Division e-mail [email protected].us.  

 Starting October 1st, the temporary license may be extended by completing a regular commercial proctored exam at an SDSU Extension testing location.   

If an applicator’s certification and license are current, and they need to add a specific category for the upcoming spray season, they also need to contact the state Department of Agriculture.