A new Aerial Application Manual (CS 26) is now available for individuals planning to take the aerial applicator exam to become certified or renew their certification. This manual will assist aerial applicators and aerial applicator consultants in preparing to take the commercial pesticide applicator Category 11, Aerial Application exam, administered by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. The new manuals are available at the Iowa State University online store.
Starting September 1, 2021, aerial applicator exams will be based on information covered in the new manual as well as material from the Core Manual, Category 1A, Agricultural Weed Management, Category 1B, Agricultural Insect Management, and Category 1C, Agricultural Crop Disease Management. The Category 11, Aerial Applicator exam can be taken online or in-person. Pesticide applicator testing information, including a tutorial video, is available on the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Pesticide Bureau website.