Minnesota law requires companies, site managers and applicators that manage or apply manure for hire to obtain a Commercial Animal Waste Technician (CAWT) license from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA).
CAWT Applicator Training
New Commercial Animal Waste Technician Site Manager Study Manual (104 pg/ PDF:1.03MB)
MDA issues three types of CAWT licenses
CAWT Site Manager
A Commercial Animal Waste Technician Site Manager Study Manual (104 pg/ PDF:1.03MB) is available as a PDF to print here and soon at the UME website.
Site Managers must pass the certification exam (80% or better) for a license to be awarded. Each test contains multiple-choice questions pulled directly from the study manual. The test is monitored.
To schedule testing in your area, see CAWT Testing Locations in Greater Minnesota.
To schedule testing at the MDA St. Paul office, call 651-201-6633 or email Pesticide.Licensing@state.mn.us.
To be eligible to renew you must meet recertification requirements by attending a recertification workshop once every other year or re-test. To find an offering of current workshops see MDA Approved Workshops
Applicators must complete 2 hours of online training before they can apply or renew a license.
For application forms or information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 651-201-6615.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, email@example.com