Private Pesticide Continuing Instruction Course Training Opportunities

January 3, 2024 8:21 AM
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To maintain your private pesticide applicator certification, you must either pass an exam every three years or attend an approved Private Continuing Instruction Course (P-CIC) between December 1 and April 15 each year your certification card covers.

In-Person Training

The best option to maintain your certification is to attend a live P-CIC training customized to your location provided by Extension Field Agronomists. To register, call your County Extension Office to determine dates and any pre-registration requirements. In-person training is $30. In the event of bad weather please contact the County Extension Office for updates.

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.

Last Chance Training

Your County Extension Office may choose to offer a “Last Chance” P-CIC training April 8-12 and 15, 2024. The training will be shown by Blu-Ray disc. Contact your County Extension Office for more information. Last Chance training is $30.


Elizabeth Danielson Extension Specialist

Betsy Danielson is an extension specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).