Metro Institute Inc:

To schedule an exam with Metro Institute Inc., applicators must have already submitted an application or their renewal form for the current year with corresponding payment and required documents. Online registration can be done at the Metro Institute Inc. website. Metro institute Inc. charges a $60 per exam fee for testing services. This will be paid during the online registration prior to the test appointment.

Applicators will be required to enter their pesticide license number or item number from their online payment confirmation receipt as the Testing ID on the Metro Institute Inc website in the "Testing ID" field to make an appointment. Please allow 48 hours after making the online payment before scheduling a testing appointment with Metro Institute Inc. During this time, the MDA will review the applicator information to ensure eligibility for licensure. 

SPCA applicators that wish to take the Master exam must email pesticide.testing@state.mn.us to be approved for testing.

Metro Institute Inc. is offering testing services at the locations listed below. Additional locations will be available later this year.

Current locations: 

Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie
North Hennepin Community College - Brooklyn Park
Crescent Career – Mendota Heights
Central Lakes College – Brainerd
Sylvan Learning Centers – Multiple locations
 

MDA St. Paul Office:

Orville Freeman Building
625 Robert Street North
St Paul, Minnesota 55155
 
To schedule an appointment email Pesticide.Testing@state.mn.us or calling 651-201-6633.  Testing appointments are available Monday - Thursdays at 8:30 am and 1:30 pm, excluding holidays. MDA does not offer walk-in testing. 

 


County Testing Partners:

Use the table below to schedule with a testing partner.  Please note some testing locations charge a fee for use of their facility.  All testing locations require a prior appointment.

County
Test Administrator
Testing Location Address
Testing Location
Phone Number/Email
Becker
Brandon Gill
Becker County SWCD
809 Eighth Street SE
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
218-846-7360
brandon.gill@co.becker.mn.us
Computerized Testing Only
Benton

Jack Brosh (860)

Benton County Public Works
7752 Highway 25 NE
P.O. Box 247
Foley, MN 56329
320-968-5051
Paper Exams
Big Stone
Harold J. Nelson (188)
123 County Road 6
Clinton, MN 56225
320-325-5100
Paper Exams
Blue Earth
Mike Samuelson (283)
Blue Earth County Highway Department
35 Map Drive, P.O. Box 3083
Mankato, MN 56002-3083
507-304-4025
Paper Exams
Brown
Patty Zupfer (737)
Brown County Office Buildings
14 South State Street
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-233-6640
Computerized Testing Only
Chippewa
Josh Macziewski (807)
Chippewa County Ag Inspector
629 North 11th Street, Suite 802
Montevideo, MN 56265
320-269-2662
Computerized Testing Available
 
Clay
Gabriel Foltz (837)
Kevin Kassenborg
Clay Soil and Water Conservation District
1615 30th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56560
218-287-2255
Computerized Testing Available
Clearwater
Dan Hecht (366)
Office of Environmental Services
213 Main Avenue North
Bagley, MN 56621
218-694-6183
Computerized Testing Available
Cook
Tia Parks (420)
Cook County Community Center
17 W 5th St
Grand Marais, MN 55604
tia.parks@co.cook.mn.us
Computerized Testing Only
October 15 - April 15
Cottonwood
Alex Schultz (848)
Cottonwood SWCD 
210 10th St
Windom MN 56101
507-832-8287
Computerized Testing Only
Crow Wing
Tracy Giza (875)
U of MN Extension
326 Laurel Street Ste 11
Brainerd MN 56401
218-824-1065
Computerized Testing Available
Douglas
Tom E. Anderson (335)
Douglas County Public Works Center
526 Willow Drive, P.O. B398,
Alexandria, MN 56308
320-762-2999
Paper Exams
Faribault
Linda Adams (818)
Faribault County Soil & Water Conservation Planning & Zoning
415 South Grove Street, Suite 8
Blue Earth, MN 56013
507-526-2388
Paper Exams
Fillmore
Cristal Adkin (103)
Fillmore County Zoning Office
101 Fillmore Street, Box 655
Preston, MN 55965
507-765-3325
Paper Exams
Freeborn
Gina Gullickson (307)
Environmental Services
2020 Pioneer Trail 
Albert Lea, MN 56007
507-377-5186
Paper Exams
Goodhue
Samantha Pierret (408)
Land Use Management
509 West Fifth Street
Red Wing, MN 55066
651-385-3104
651-385-3103
Paper Exams
Grant
Gregory Lillemon (263)
Land Management/Courthouse
P.O. Box 1007
Elbow Lake, MN 56531
218-685-8225
Computerized Testing Only
Houston
 DeeDee Valadez-Vick (181)
County Environmental Services
304 South Marshall
Caledonia, MN 55921
507-725-5800
Computerized Testing Available
Hubbard
Gregory P. Hensel (296)
Natural Resources Management
101 Crocus Hill Street
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-732-4270
Paper Exams
Itasca
Leanne Stanley (512)
NC Research & Outreach Center
Administrative Building
1861 E Hwy 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-327-4490 x2001
Computerized Testing Only
Kanabec
Teresa Wickeham (606)
Kanabec County Ag Inspector
903 Forest Avenue East
Mora, MN 55051
320-679-6456
Paper Exams
Kittson
Jamie Osowski
Kittson SWCD
410 South Fifth Street, Suite 106
Hallock, MN 56728
218-853-2619
Paper Exams
Koochiching
Nathan Heibel (308)
Land + Forestry
715 Fourth Street, Courthouse
International Falls, MN 56649
218-283-1126
Paper Exams
Le Sueur
Tyler Luethje (803)
Le Sueur County Highway Department
515 South Maple Avenue
Le Center, MN 56057
507-357-8201
Computerized Testing Available
Lincoln
Dustin Hauschild (644)
Lincoln County Environmental Services Office
221 North Wallace Avenue, P.O. Box 66
Ivanhoe, MN 56142
507-694-1344
Computerized Testing Available
Lyon
Anita Cauwels (303)
Lyon County 
1424 East College Drive Suite 600
Marshall, MN 56258
507-532-8207 ext 3
Computerized Testing Available
Marshall
Dave Clark (302)
Marshall County Courthouse
206 E Colvin Ave Ste 4
Warren, MN 56762
218-745-6904
Computerized Testing Only
Martin
Pam Flitter (360)
 
Planning + Zoning Department
201 Lake Avenue, Room 104
Fairmont, MN 56031
507-238-3242
Computerized Testing Available
Meeker
Ann Steinhaus (863)
USDA/SWCD Office
916 East St. Paul Street
Litchfield, MN 55355
320-535-3075
Computerized Testing Available
Morrison
Gloria Austin (859)
University of Minnesota Extension
213 SE First Avenue
Little Falls, MN 56345
320-632-0161
Paper Exams
Mower
Cody Fox (825)
Mower Soil + Water Conservation Office
1408 21st Avenue West
Austin, MN 55912
507-434-2603
Computerized Testing Available
Murray
Jon Bloemendaal (252)
Environmental Services
2500 - 28th Street, P.O. Box 57
Slayton, MN 56172
507-836-1164
Computerized Testing Available
Nicollet
Nate Henry (857)
Nicollet County Public Works
1700 Sunrise Drive
St. Peter, MN 56082
507-931-1760
Paper Exams
Nobles Steve Paradis TBA
507-571-0092
Paper Exams
Norman
Heather Dufault (821)
University of Minnesota Extension
Norman County Courthouse
15 Second Avenue East, Suite 107
Ada, MN 56510-1362
218-784-5551
Computerized Testing Available
Olmsted
Kyle Nilsestuen  (870)
2118 Campus Dr SE, Suite 100
Rochester, MN 55901
507-458-4810
Fridays, December - April
Paper Exams
Pennington
Grant Nelson (735)
Pennington County Extension Office
101 North Main PO Box 616
Thief River Falls MN 56701
218-683-7030
Mon - Friday: 7:30 am -12:30 pm
Computerized Test Only
Pipestone
Kyle Krier (287)
Melissa Rosendahl
Pipestone County Conservation + Zoning
1016 8th Ave SW
Pipestone, MN 56164
507-825-1185
Computerized Testing Only
Polk
Elizabeth Schmitz (732)
Polk County Ag + Drainage Department
820 Old Highway 75 South
Crookston, MN 56716
218-470-8252
Computerized Testing Available
Pope
Barry Bouwman (736)
Land + Resource Management
Pope County Courthouse
130 East Minnesota Avenue
Glenwood MN 56334
320-424-0194
Paper Exams
Red Lake
Kurt Casavan (733)
Red Lake County Environmental Services
P.O. Box 265
Red Lake Falls, MN 56750-0265
218-791-5776
Computerized Testing Available
Renville
Pamela Winzenburg (327)
Renville County Soil & Water
Conservation District
1008 West Lincoln
Olivia, MN 56277
320-523-1559
Paper Exams
Rice
Trent McCorkell (253)
Planning + Zoning
320 Third Street NW
Faribault, MN 55021-6145
507-332-6168
Paper Exams
Rock
Douglas Bos (248)
311 West Gabrielson Road, Suite 5
Luverne, MN 56156
507-283-8862
Computerized Testing Available
Roseau
Scott Johnson (731)
Roseau SWCD
502 Seventh Street, Suite 8
Roseau, MN 56751
218-463-1903
Paper Exams
Sibley
Greg DeVries (174)
Auditor/Treasurer
400 Court Avenue P.O. Box 171
Gaylord, MN 55334
507-237-4070
Paper Exams
Stearns
Alex Hildreth (800)
MN DOT Building
3725 12th Street North
St Cloud MN 56303-2107
Alexander.Hildreth@state.mn.us
1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
Computerized Testing Only
Stearns
Bob Dunning (849)
Stearns County Public Works
455 28th Avenue South
Waite Park, MN 56387
320-656-6578
Robert.Dunning@co.stearns.mn.us
Computerized Testing Only
Steele
David Stenzel (750)
Tiffany Wentura (751)
Planning + Zoning
630 Florence Avenue
Owatonna, MN 55060
507-444-7488 - David Stenzel
507-444-7475 - Tiffany Wentura
david.stenzel@steelecountymn.gov
Computerized Testing Only
Stevens
Matt Solemsaas (822)
Stevens County SWCD
12 Highway 28 East Suite 2
Morris, MN 56267
320-589-4886 x112
Computerized Testing Available
Swift
Tom Orr (801)
Swift County
1926 Idaho Avenue
Benson, MN 56215
320-843-4910
Paper Exams
Todd
Nancy Uhlenkamp (815)
Todd County Public Works Department
44 Riverside Drive
Long Prairie, MN 56347
320-533-4651
Computerized Testing Available
Traverse
John Fridgen (235)
Traverse County Ag Inspector
6609 700th Street
Wheaton, MN 56296
320-808-4856
Paper Exams
Wadena
Alyson Levig (102)
Wadena SWCD
4 Alfred St NE
Wadena, MN 56482          
218-632-4201
Paper Exams
Waseca
Brian Zabel (798)
Land and Water Resources
900 3rd Street NE
Waseca, MN 56093
507-835-0652
Computerized Testing Available
Watonwan
Dave Haler (858)
Land Management and Zoning
108 Eighth Street South, Suite 2
Saint James, MN 56081
507-375-1225
Paper Exams
Wilkin
Wayne Krump (850)
1977 150th Avenue
Kent MN 56553
218-557-8572
Paper Exams
Yellow Medicine
Jolene Johnson (742)
YMC Zoning Office
1000 Tenth Avenue, Suite 2
P.O. Box 675
Clarkfield, MN 56223
320-669-7524
Computerized Testing Available