Private Pesticide Applicator Courses Offered Virtually

Private pesticide applicators can complete remote recertification

January 8, 2021, 8:50 am | Kristine Schaefer

(Release Updated 1/11/2021 to include additional offerings)

AMES, IowaThe Pesticide Safety Education Program at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host statewide online 2020-2021 Private pesticide applicator Continuing Instruction Courses, beginning Jan. 20.

Available course dates are listed below.

  • Jan. 20; 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Feb. 11; 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Feb. 18; 9-11:30 a.m.
  • March 1; 1-3:30 p.m.
  • March 16; 7-9:30 p.m.
  • April 6; 7-9:30 p.m.
  • April 12; 1-3:30 p.m.

Private pesticide applicators needing to attend a 2020-2021 P-CIC program should contact their county extension office to preregister. The cost of the program is $20.00.sprayer equipment.

“Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 positive cases, we have added an option for private applicators to view the P-CIC program from their home,” said Kristine Schaefer, manager for pesticide safety education with ISU Extension and Outreach.

Some county extension offices will still offer the opportunity to view the P-CIC DVD program in their office, or they may host a P-CIC live or virtual program with their field agronomist at different dates and times. Applicators have until April 15 to attend the P- CIC program to maintain their recertification by CIC.

Attendees will need to preregister with a county extension office and have a computer and a good internet connection to participate in virtual programs.

The PSEP will offer additional virtual P-CIC programs in February, March and April. For more information, contact a participating county extension office or Kristine Schaefer, at 515-294-4286 or


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