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

Spring 2023 Continuing Instruction Course Registration

Pre-Registration for all Spring 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: $60; $70

Payments can be submitted in person or mailed to our office. We accept check, cash, or credit card (3% service-fee, in-person only with physical card).

Register Here for Commercial Instruction Courses

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

Category Date Time
Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Pest Control-Cat. (1A, 1B, 1C) Feb. 8th

9:00 AM


1:00 PM

Seed Treatment

Cat. (4)

Feb. 15th

9:00 AM


1:00 PM

Ornamental & Turf Pest Control

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

March 1st

9:00 AM


1:00 PM

Certified Handlers

Cat. (H)

March 8th

9:00 AM


1:00 PM


Private Pesticide Applicators

2023 Private Pesticide Registration (Dec. 2022-Feb. 2023)

Pre-Registration for 2023 Private Pesticide Applicator trainings is REQUIRED. 

Please fill out all of the information below for the applicator being registered. If you are registering for more than one applicator, please fill out a separate registration form for each. 

Registration Fee: $30

Registration Payments can be made in person, day of the event or submitted to the Story County Extension Office.  We accept check or cash (exact change only).

Register Here for Private Pesticide Continuing Instruction Course 

Date: Location: Time:
December 16 ISU Economic Core Facility, Ames 1:30 PM
February 2 Cambridge Community Center

1:30 PM

February 23 ISU Economic Core Facility, Ames 9:30 AM


ISU Economic Core Facility Address: 1805 Collaboration Place, Ames, IA 50010

Cambridge Community Center Address: 220 Water Street