Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Testing for Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicators in East-Central and Southeast Iowa

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Testing is for individuals who wish to renew their pesticide applicator's certificates by testing, as opposed to attending a continuing instruction course annually, and for those who are not currently certified and wish to become certified. Tests for both private and commercial applicators are available at each testing site. Private applicators should allow 45 minutes for their test. Commercial applicators should allow 45 minutes for the Core Test and 30 minutes for each Category Test.

Training in preparation for the test(s) is available from Iowa State University for both private and commercial applicators.

During the months of January through March, testing is conducted at many locations throughout the state. The early year testing in East-central and Southeast Iowa in 2020 follows. Testing hours are between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (Neither early nor late distribution of tests is allowed.) During this time, there will also be testing done in other parts of the state (Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe
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East Central & Southeast Iowa Early Testing

Early 2021 East-central and Southeast Iowa Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicator Testing

 

Testing times are 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., unless specified. Testing locations (no-cost) shown on this schedule are administered by IDALS personnel. Testing locations at community colleges do have a fee.

 

Due to concerns with spreading COVID-19, IDALS testing in the foreseeable future has changed and continues to change as conditions warrant.

 

 

For individuals needing testing, either private or commercial, see https://iowaagriculture.gov/pesticide-bureau/pesticide-applicator-testing.

During the months of April through December, testing is conducted once per month at eleven Iowa State University Extension Offices scattered throughout the state. Testing hours are between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (Neither early nor late distribution of tests is allowed.) There are also opportunities elsewhere in the state (Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe
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April-December Pesticide Applicator Testing in SE Iowa

Late 2021 East-central and Southeast Iowa Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicator Testing

 

 

Testing times are 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., unless specified. Testing locations (no-cost) shown on this schedule are administered by IDALS personnel. Testing locations at community colleges do have a fee.

 

Due to concerns with spreading COVID-19, IDALS testing in the foreseeable future has changed and continues to change as conditions warrant.

 

 

For individuals needing testing, either private or commercial, see https://iowaagriculture.gov/pesticide-bureau/pesticide-applicator-testing.

Tests will be administered by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (515-281-5601) on a first come first serve basis. Testing will be limited to the number of seats available.

1. Photo ID is required upon passing tets(s).

2. On occasion, it may be necessary to cancel or reschedule a testing date or site. Therefore, it is recommended that you confirm the testing date, time, and location prior to travel.

Certification Exams are also available at

  • Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa and Centerville),
  • Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids),
  • Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm (Nashua), and
  • Southeastern Community College (Burlington).

    Appointments are necessary and there will be a $10.00 - $20.00, depending on location, fee payable to the college for all the exams an individual would take in a single sitting in addition to any certification fees. The fee at the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm is $10 per test. Exam scores should be available within 24 hours. The sites are closed during holidays.

  • At Indian Hills Community College, call 800-726-2585 Ext 5142 (Ottumwa) or 800-670-3541 Ext 2214 (Centerville) to schedule an appointment.
  • At Kirkwood Community College, call 319-398-5456 or 800-363-2220 to schedule an appointment.
  • At the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm, call 641-435-4864 to schedule an appointment.
  • At Southeastern Community College, call 319-208-5155 or 866-722-4692 to schedule an appointment.
    Testing is also available at other community colleges in Iowa (Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe
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    Tests are no longer available at the Pesticide Bureau office, Wallace Building, Des Moines, IA. This has been moved to Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). DMACC charges a $20 fee per test. More information is available here.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Iowa State University Extension Office.


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