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/Reshow Fee: $55 

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

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

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Dates below don't work? Click here for Online Training Options! 

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

Category Date Time Cost

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

Register Here

February 14th, 2024

9:00 AM $45

Seed Treatment   (Cat. 4)

Register Here

February 20th, 2024 9:00 AM $45

Certified Handlers

Register Here

March 20th, 2024 9:00 AM $45

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

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March 27th, 2024 9:00 AM $45


Private Pesticide Applicators

2024 Private Pesticide Registration (Dec. 2023-April 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 the Last Chance Private Pesticide Continuing Instruction Course on April 15th at 9:30 

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
April 15, 2024

Story County Extension and Outreach Office

1421 South Bell Avenue   

Ames, IA

9:30 AM


Live-Streamed Training

The Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) is hosting three live-streamed P-CIC online trainings as an additional option to in-person training. To register, select one of the following dates and complete the registration form through the Iowa State University Extension Store.

Please note that registration closes at 9am the day prior to each program. Live-stream training is $35. Contact PSEP at 515-294-1122 with any questions.