Morel Mushroom Certification

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morel mushroomsIowa State University Extension and Outreach offer three hours classed for anyone interested in being certified morel mushroom certification to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa. The workshop is held every year during spring on the Iowa State campus.

To legally sell morel mushrooms in Iowa, sellers must complete a certification workshop that covers identifying morels and false morels. People can be poisoned by eating mushrooms that are misidentified as morels. By the end of the workshops, participants will recognize true morels from false morels.

Iowans who have not certified in the last three years must re-certify this year. Registration is open to out-of-state individuals but keep in mind local certification may be available in your home state.

Training for 2018 are scheduled for the following dates (Choose one of the three training dates):

Saturday, April 7, 1:00* p.m. - 4:00 p.m.      

Saturday, April 14, 1:00* p.m. - 4:00 p.m

Saturday, April 21, 1:00* p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*Please arrive by 12:45 for checking as class starts promptly at 1:00 p.m.


Make sure to save your seat, register online at Once on the page click on new user sign up. Registration cost is $50 per person.  If you are experiencing difficulty with the online process, please contact Registration Services at 515-294-6222 for assistance. Registration deadline is March 30, 2018.

Payment can be made online by credit card or by mailing a check made out to Iowa State University to:

Iowa State University
Registration Services
1601 Golden Aspen Drive, Suite 110
Ames, IA 50010

Payment contact information: or  515-294-6222.

Workshop location

Room 210, Bessey Hall, 2200 Osborn Dr, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011


Free parking is available near the in Lot #41 on the east side of Wallace Road. A campus map is available at:

Questions about this certification

Contact us: or 515-294-0581.

Date of Publication: 
March, 2018