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

Commercial Pesticide Applicators

2023-2024 Continuing Instruction Course Registration

There will be no reshows for Fall 2023 after December 21st, 2023. 

Starting in 2024 we will be charging the late registration fee for reshows that are unscheduled (i.e. individual showings).

Pre-Registration for all Fall 2023 Commercial Pesticide Applicator trainings are REQUIRED. Registration is complete upon payment.

Registration Fee: $45 (7 days prior to program)

Late Registration: $55 (less than 7 days prior to the program)

Exemption: Pest Control Operators-Registration Fees: $70; $80

Payments can be submitted in person or mailed to our office. We accept check, cash, or credit card (3.95% service-fee).

Register Here for Commercial Instruction Courses

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*All Trainings are held at the Story County Extension Office at 1421 S. Bell Ave Suite 107, Ames, IA 50010*

Category Date Time

Forest, Aquatic, & Right-of-way Pest Control

(Cat. 2, 5, 6)

October 18th or October 20th

9:00 AM

Ornamental and Turf Pest Control

(Cat. 3O, 3T, 3OT)

November 8th or November 10th 9:00 AM


(Cat. 7C)

November 14th 9:00 AM

Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Pest Control

(Cat. 1A, 1B, 1C)

November 15th or November 17th 9:00 AM

Pest Control Operators

(Cat. 7A, 7B, 8)

December 6th 9:00 AM

Aerial Application

(Cat. 11)

December 7th 9:00 AM

Greenhouse and Ornamental Pest Control

(Cat. 3G, 3O)

December 7th

1:00 PM

Reshow- Forest, Aquatic and Right-of-Way 

(Cat. 2, 5, 6)

December 8th 9:00 AM

Reshow- Ornamental and Turf Pest Control

(Cat. 3O, 3T, 3OT)

December 11th 9:00 AM


Private Pesticide Applicators

2024 Private Pesticide Registration (Dec. 2023-Feb. 2024)!

Pre-Registration for 2024 Private Pesticide Applicator trainings is REQUIRED. 

Please fill out all of the information for the applicator being registered. Click on the link below that corresponds to the course date you want to sign up for. The link will take you to a new page where you can create a New User profile to register. If you are registering for more than one applicator, please fill out a separate registration form for each. 

Registration Fee: $30

Registration Payments: Payments can be made by credit card or check (checks made out to Iowa State University). 

Register Here for Private Pesticide Continuing Instruction Course on January 18th at 9:30 AM

Register Here for Private Pesticide Continuing Instruction Course on February 27th at 9:30 AM

Date: Location: Time:
January 18, 2024

CNH Industrial Ag Information Training Center

23942 590th Ave.

Nevada, IA

9:30 AM
February 27, 2024

ISU Economic Core Facility

1805 Collaboration Place

 Ames, IA

9:30 AM