Commercial Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course

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.


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PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Walk-ins are welcome, but not guaranteed admission and will be subject to the higher re-show rate. Only check or cash payments will be accepted.

Missed your class? Grab your calendar and give us a call! (515-576-2119) We will work with you to find an alternate date. Reshow requests will not be scheduled prior to a class being held. All reshows are subject to the higher reshow fee. 

Spring Series:

  • Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Pest Control
    • Categories: 1A, 1B, and 1C
    • Date/Time: February 14th, 9 a.m. 
    • Cost: $45 (Reshow $55)
  • Seed Treatment
    • Categories: 4
    • Date/Time: February 21st, 9 a.m. 
    • Cost: $45 (Reshow $55)
  • Certified Handlers
    • ​​​​​​​Date/Time: March 20th, 9 a.m. 
    • Cost: $45 (Reshow $55)
  • Ornamental and Turf Pest Control
    • Categories: 3O, 3T, 3OT
    • Date/Time: March 27th, 9 a.m. 
    • Cost: $45 (Reshow $55)

Fall Series:

  • Forest, Aquatic, and Right of Way
    • Categories: 2, 5, & 6
    • Date/Time: October 16th, 9 a.m.
    • Cost $45 (Reshow $55)
  • Ornamental and Turf Pest Control
    • Categories: 3O, 3T, 3OT
    • Date/Time: November 13th, 9 a.m. 
    • Cost: $45 (Reshow $55)
  • Fumigation (Commercial & Private)
    • Categories: 7C
    • Date/Time: November 19th, 9 a.m.
    • Cost $45 (Reshow $55)
  • Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Pest Control
    • Categories: 1A, 1B, and 1C
    • Date/Time: November 20th, 9 a.m. 
    • Cost: $45 (Reshow $55)
  • Pest Control Operators
    • Category: 7A, 7B, 7D & 8
    • Date/Time: December 4, 9 a.m.
    • Cost: $70 (Reshow $80)
  • Aerial Application
    • Category: 11
    • Date/Time: Early fall by appointment only
    • Cost: $45 
  • Greenhouse and Ornamental Pest
    • Category:  3G & 3O
    • Date/Time: Early fall by appointment only
    • Cost: $45
(If you do not know your number, we can find it for you)
Course(s):
Categories: 1A, 1B, 1C
Categories: 2, 5,6
Categories: 3O, 3T, 3OT
Categories: 4
Categories: 7D, 8
Categories: Handler
Categories: 7C
Categories: 7A, 7B, 8
Categories: 11
Categories: 3G, 3O