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.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training - Adel

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dallas County office will be offering two opportunities to attend the Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course (P-CIC), led by Extension Field Agronomist, Meaghan Anderson.  Both sessions will be held in the Dallas County Extension Office on the Dallas County Fairgrounds. They will both be on December 18, the first at 9:30a and the second at 1:30p. We encourage pre-registration. Walk-ins on the day of the program will only be admitted if the room allows. Please call 515-993-4281 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


If you are interested in learning more, please stop by the office at the Dallas County Fairgrounds in Adel or call the office at 515-993-4281.