Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course

In-Person Private Applicator Continuing Instruction Courses (P-CICs) provide Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship-Pesticide Bureau-approved training for individuals who are currently certified as a private pesticide applicator. P-CICs are offered from December 1st to April 15th each year. Applicators who choose to maintain their certification by attending an approved P-CIC must attend a program during each year their certification card covers, including the year they passed the exam (if certification occurs prior to October 1). If a P-CIC is missed in one or more years of their three-year cycle, the applicator is required to take the certification exam through IDALS to renew their certification.

Wapello County Private Pesticide Applicators


 PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Walk-ins are welcome, but not guaranteed admission. Credit Card, Check or Cash payments will be accepted.

Renewing Your Certification

Option 1:

One way to renew your certification (recertify) is to attend a private applicator Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) each of the three years during your renewal cycle.

Check the mailing label for your certification number and expiration date. Your certification number remains the same every year and is also listed on the mailing label.

December 31, 2022 Expiration:
Attendance at CIC programs in 2020–2021 and 2021–2022 and attending a CIC program between December 2022 and April 15, 2023 qualifies you for recertification.

December 31, 2023 Expiration:
Attendance at a CIC program in 2021–2022 and attending CIC programs in 2022–2023 and 2023-2024 qualifies you for recertification.

December 31, 2024 Expiration:
If you wish to recertify by training and not by exam, you must attend a CIC program each year, starting with the 2022-2023 program year.

Option 2:

A second way to recertify is to pass the certification test every three years. If you miss one year of CIC programs, Iowa law requires you to retest when your certification expires. The exam is given by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS).

Test Dates and Locations

Wapello County Private Pesticide Schedule-2023

January 11, 2023

1:30-3:30 PM

  • You must Pre-register by calling the Extension Office at 641.682.5491 or email
  • Cost is $30, payment can be made with cash, check, or credit card 
  • Walk-ins are welcome, but not guaranteed admission.
  • No late entries, must be here at the start of the program. 

Other Counties Schedule

Appanoose County-641.856.3885

December 8, 2022, 1:30 PM

December 8, 2022, 6:30 PM

Davis County-641.664.2730

February 15, 2023, 1:30 PM

March 15, 2023, 1:30 PM

Jefferson County-641.472.4166

January 19, 2023, 1:30 PM

February 22, 2023, 1:30 PM

Lucas County-641.774.2016

February 16, 2023, 9:30 AM

February 16, 2023, 1:30 PM

Monroe County-641.932.5612

February 9, 2023, 1:30 PM

Van Buren County-319.293.3039

January 3, 2023, 1:30 PM

January 3, 2023, 6:30 PM

Wayne County-641.872.1755

February 1, 2023, 1:30 PM

March 23, 2023, 1:30 PM