2018 Private Pesticide Applicators Recertification

Renewing Your Certification

Option 1:

One way to renew your certification (recertify) is to attend a private applicator Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) each of the three years during your renewal cycle.
Check the mailing label for your certification number and expiration date.  
Example Mailing Label:

Π705712 is the certification number.
·   First digit of number is expiration year (example: 7 = 2017 expiration)
·   Second digit represents how recertification occurred
‒   Numeric 0, test was taken
‒   Alphabet letter (i.e., 6A5712), CIC program attendance
·   Last four digits are applicator identification numbers
 12/31/17 is the expiration date.
Ž85 refers to the county number.
December 31, 2017 Expiration:
Attendance at CIC programs in 2015–2016 and 2016–2017 and attending a CIC program between December 2017 and April 15, 2018 qualifies you for recertification.

December 31, 2018 Expiration:

Attendance at a CIC program in 2016–2017 and attending CIC programs in 2017–2018 and 2018-2019 qualifies you for recertification.

December 31, 2019 Expiration:

If you wish to recertify by training and not by exam, you must attend a CIC program each year, starting with the 2017-2018 program year.  

Option 2:

A second way to recertify 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).

IDALS Test Dates and Locations for Private and Commercial Applicators

April 13                        10 am – 2 pm
May 11                        10 am – 2 pm
Jun 8                           10 am – 2 pm
July                             NO TESTING
August                       NO TESTING
September 14              10 am – 2 pm
October 12                  10 am – 2 pm
November 9                 10 am – 2 pm
December 14               10 am – 2 pm
Testing Location:
Black Hawk County Extension Office
3420 University Avenue
Waterloo, Iowa.
Please check the IDALS Pesticide Bureau website for testing dates and locations.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Continuing Instruction Courses

Date   Time
January 8th   1:30 p.m.
January 18th   ALL DAY - Register Here 
February 12th   9:30 am
March 6th   7:00 pm
Cost $20 if pre-registered, $25 at the door.
Crop Advantage: $50, After Jan. 11-$60

ALL Courses will be held at Tama Hall, Hawkeye Community College, 1501 Orange Road, Waterloo, Iowa.
Remember: Check with the county where you plan to attend to verify the starting time. Iowa law does not allow admittance to CIC programs for late arrivals!


If you have questions on CIC programs, please contact:
Black Hawk County
(319) 234-6811

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