Pesticide Safety Education Program






In-Person Pesticide Continuing Instruction Courses

Spring 2023 Commercial Pesticide C-CIC classes are about to begin and we look forward to you joining us in person at the ISU Extension and Outreach in Polk County office in Altoona. The following dates are the first date each category opens for recertification. We are now taking registrations for that day. Additional recertification classes will be added based on demand. If you have any questions, please contact us at 515-957-5760 or

Our spring courses are now open for registration.

2/8/23 - 1:30 p.m.

Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Pest Control (1A,1B, 1C)


2/15/23 - 1:30 p.m.

Seed Treatment (4)


3/1/23 - 1:30 p.m.

Ornamental and Turf  Pest Control (3OT, 3T, 3O)


Live Streamed Continuing Instruction Courses

Private and Commercial Continuing Instruction Courses (P-CIC & C-CIC) will also be available virtually this spring through live-streamed education sessions. Attendees will need a computer and reliable internet connection to participate in these programs. Register for these trainings through the Extension Store by searching the term "Live Streamed".

Commercial Continuing Instruction Courses

Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management (Categories 1A, 1B, 1C)

  • Feb. 28, 9-11:30 a.m.
  • March 10, 1-3:30 p.m.
  • March 29, 9-11:30 a.m.

Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators (Categories 3O. 3T, and 3OT)

  • March 10, 9-11:30 a.m.
  • March 29, 1-3:30 p.m.
  • April 5, 1-3:30 p.m.
Private Continuing Instruction Courses

Feb. 28, 1-3:30 p.m.
April 1, 6-8:30 p.m.


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.