Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course

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.

Clay County Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course Dates

Upcoming Private Pesticide Continuing Instruction Course Dates

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clay County office will be offering three opportunities to attend the Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course (P-CIC), led by Extension Field Agronomist Gentry Sorenson.

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. OR 1:30 p.m. at the Clay County Events Center Ballroom, Spencer.
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. at our new office location, 1515 West 18th Street, Spencer.

 Pre-registration is required. Walk-ins on the day of the program will only be admitted if space allows. Please call 712-262-2264 to register.

The course will run for approximately 2 ½ hours, including check-in and breaks. The course fee is $30. We accept the following forms of payment: cash or checks. Please make checks out to “ISU Extension.”

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

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Private Pesticide Applicator Information

Certified private applicator means a certified applicator who uses or supervises the use of any pesticide which is classified for restricted use on property owned or rented by the applicator or the applicator’s employer or, if applied without compensation other than trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities, on the property of another person.

Private Pesticide Applicator Information