Commercial Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course

To recertify by taking a continuing instruction course visit the commercial pesticide applicator continuing instruction course website. 

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Test Takers only

If you are taking a test for the first time, or you want to test out every three years, you must test through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). 


IDALS testing is available for free at the Cerro Gordo County Extension Office.  Pre-registration is required 48 hours in advance. 


In Person Dates:  There is no testing from June - August.  

Testing Resumes in September 2023 through May 2024 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Be sure to pre-register above for time availability. 

*September 21, 2023

*October 19, 2023

*November 16, 2023

*December 21,2023

*January 18, 2024

*February 15, 2024

*March 21,2024

*April 18,2024

*May 16, 2024


The goal of the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) is to provide educational information throughout Iowa on the safe and effective use of pesticides. PSEP is responsible for Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Courses (CIC’s) in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Other programs that PSEP is involved in include integrated pest management, worker protection, environmental quality, and agricultural health.