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

(Program Registration Forms will be available late summer)

Continuing Instruction Course Date Start Program Resources
Roadside, Forest, and Aquatic Pest Management
2, 5, 6, 10
10/21/20 9:00 am Resource Handout
Mosquito and Public Health Pest Management
7D, 8, 10
10/28/20 9:00 am Resource Handout
Ornamental and Turf Applicators
3O, 3T, 3OT, 10
11/04/20 9:00 am Resource Handout
7C, 10
11/17/20 9:00 am Resource Handout
Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Management 
1A, 1B, 1C, 10
11/18/20 9:00 am Resource Handout
Pest Control Operators
7A, 7B, 8, 10​​​​​​​
12/02/20 9:00 am Resource Handout

Greenhouse Video
3G, 3O, 10


Counties can schedule to fit their Office

Resource Handout

Aerial Applicators
11, 10

Currently Postponed Resource Handout

Additional Program Resource Handouts

Seed Treatment

Certified Handlers