Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Information

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Private Pesticide Applicators will have the opportunity to renew their certification at locations held in and around Linn County this winter.
You do not need to preregister for CIC sessions in our county.  If you plan to attend a session in another county, check with that county extension office about preregistration and the arrival time.  Call ahead for any meeting that you plan to attend and confirm the date, time, and location of the meeting.

How to Renew a Private Pesticide Applicator's Certification

OPTION 1: Attend a private applicators’ continuing instruction course (CIC) each of the three years during your renewal cycle.
Continuing Instruction Courses (CIC)
Offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
CIC Fee: $20.00.

December 19, 2013 • 9:30am
Community Park Pavillion • Newhall
(319) 472-4739

January 7, 2014 • 2:30pm
Hawkeye Downs • Cedar Rapids
(319) 377-9839

January 13, 2014 • 9:30am or 1:30pm
ISU Extension Jones County
Monticello • (319) 465-3224

February 12, 2014 • 7:00pm
American Legion • Central City
(319) 377-9839
Download a complete list of CIC dates and locations for Iowa.

OPTION 2: A second way to renew is to pass the certification test every three years. If you miss one year of CIC programs, Iowa law requires you to retest when your certification expires.  The exam is given by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). If you score 70% or more on the exam and pay a $15 fee, you will be certified for 3 years.

Test Dates and Locations
(Offered by IDALS)

December 13, 2013 • 10am-2:00pm
ISU Extension Black Hawk County
Waterloo • 515-281-8591

February 3, 2014 • 10am-2:00pm
ISU Extension Johnson County
Iowa City • 515-281-8591

February 19, 2014 • 10am-2:00pm
Independence Falcon Civic Center
Independence • 515-281-8591

March 17, 2014 • 10am-2:00pm
Linn Coop Oil Company
Marion • 515-281-8591

Please check the IDALS Pesticide Bureau website for other testing dates and locations:

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