Pesticide Safety Education Program

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 (IDALS).Other programs that PSEP is involved in include integrated pest management, worker protection, environmental quality, and agricultural health.

Upcoming Commercial Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Courses

(Click on the Program name to open Registration forms)

Continuing Instruction Course Date Start Program Resources
Iowa Specialty Producers Conference (Ankeny)
(commercial and private)
January 23 and 24, Categories 1D and 10


January 23 and 24, 2020  Contact: Kendra Meyer ( or Nicole Eilers (

Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Management 
1A, 1B, 1C, 10
02/12/20 9:00 am Resource Handout
Seed Treatment
4, 10
02/19/20 9:00 am Resource Handout
Shade Tree Short Course
2, 3O, 3OT, 5, 6, 10
February 25, 26, 27, 2020 For more information, (515) 294-6222 or N/A
Ornamental and Turf Applicators
3O, 3T, 3OT, 10
03/04/20 9:00 am Resource Handout
Certified Handlers
03/11/20 9:00 am Resource Handout

Aerial Applicators
11, 10

Program Available starting late spring.  Contact County Extension Office Resource Handout

Additional Program Resource Handouts