Pesticide and Manure Applicators (Commercial and Private)


Pesticide Applicator Training Website - find registration forms here.

Information for Private or Commercial Applicator Training Programs and Integrated Pest Management can be found on the above website or by contacting Deb Baker at 515.957.5760 or e-mail

Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification Exams are provided at the following locations:

  • DMACC - Ankeny Campus, on line testing Monday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM and Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM walk-in                                                        
  • DMACC - Southridge Campus, on line testing Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only. Call 515.287.8720
  • Warren County Extension and Outreach Office, written testing is offered on the 3rd Monday of every month. Call 515.961.6237 for more information

Annual re-certification continuing instructional courses (CIC) are available at local county extension offices in the spring and fall. Call Polk County Extension and Outreach 515.957.5760 for more information or e-mail Deb Baker

Courses vary in cost.  Some commercial pesticide categories have scheduled re-show dates. For a listing of classes, click on  Commercial pesticide course registrations must be made with payment to reserve space in classes - registration is complete only upon receipt of payment.  Registration forms received after the initial deadline - or less than seven days prior to the initial showing are subject to a $10 late fee. Please pre-register by contacting Deb Baker at 515.957.5760 or

BE PREPARED FOR YOUR TEST!  Study guides are available for purchase at our Polk County Extension and Outreach Office. Please call ahead to reserve your copies 515.957.5760. Cash, Check, MasterCard or Visa Credit card accepted. There is a 3% processing fee for credit card transactions.



Iowa Manure Management Action Group Website

Information about Commercial and Confinement Applicator Certifications are available at the above website.

Certification is available by watching a 3-hour satellite downlink at select county extension offices in January each year, viewing a 3-hour training video at your local county extension office, or by scheduling an appointment to take (and pass) the applicator exam at your local DNR Field Office.

There is no fee for attending scheduled trainings, however, applicators requesting to view the training materials on dates not scheduled will be charged a fee of $10 per person.  Scheduled events are posted on the Extension Calendar.

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