Private Pesticide Applicator CIC (P-CIC)

In-Person Private Applicator Continuing Instruction Courses (P-CICs) provide Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship-Pesticide Bureau-approved training for individuals who are currently certified as a private pesticide applicator. P-CICs are offered from December 1st to April 15th each year. Applicators who choose to maintain their certification by attending an approved P-CIC must attend a program during each year their certification card covers, including the year they passed the exam (if certification occurs prior to October 1). If a P-CIC is missed in one or more years of their three-year cycle, the applicator is required to take the certification exam through IDALS to renew their certification.

Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification

Waukon, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Allamakee County office will be offering three opportunities to attend the Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course (P-CIC), led by Extension Field Agronomist, Joshua Michel. The first session is scheduled for January 17, 2024 at the Freedom Bank Community Room, Waukon at 9:30 am OR 1:30 pm. The course will be offered again on February 7, 2024 at the Freedom Bank Community Room, Waukon at 9:30 am. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. Walk-ins on the day of the program will only be admitted if room allows. Please preregister by emailing dahlstro@iastate.edu or call the Allamakee County Extension Office at 563-568-6345 to register.

The course will run for approximately 2 ½ hours including check-in and breaks. The registration fee is $30. To register or to obtain additional information about the P-CIC, contact your county extension office.

The course will fulfill 2023-2024 recertification requirements for private pesticide applicators. Topics to be covered include:

  • Application equipment use, maintenance, and calibration
  • Safe application techniques and pesticide drift reduction
  • Pests, pest management, and pesticides

The course will fulfill recertification requirements for private pesticide applicators. Topics to be covered include pesticide storage and handling, laws and regulations, personal protective equipment, pests, pest management and pesticides.
Please check the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Pesticide Bureau website for testing dates and locations or to find alternative Continuing Education location https://www.iowaagriculture.gov/pesticide/pesticidetesting.asp

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Private Pesticide Testing Information

If you are in need of testing for your Private Pesticide License the following options are available to you.

Pesticide Applicator Testing Online Visit the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) website at https://iowaagriculture.gov/pesticide-bureau/applicator-licensing-certification for the Private Pesticide Applicator testing links. Private Applicator Exam instructions are available here also.

Pesticide Applicator Testing at IDALS Test Sites Testing resumes at the ISU Extension Offices in Black Hawk, Cerro Gordo, Dallas, Dubuque, Fayette (Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22, April 26 and May 24), Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Scott and Woodbury counties. Pre-registration is required. Sign up link and instructions are at the bottom of the website here  https://iowaagriculture.gov/pesticide-bureau/guidance-person-pesticide-exam-sites  *IF you can not sign up online call IDALS at 515-281-8591 to reserve your test site location.