Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course

To recertify by taking a continuing instruction course visit the private 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: 

September 15, 2022 

October 20, 2022

November 17, 2022

December 15, 2022

January 19, 2023

February 15, 2023

March 16, 2023

April 20, 2023

May 18, 2023

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.