A new Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Manual (CS 1) is available for individuals planning to take the private pesticide applicator exam to become certified or renew their certification as a private pesticide applicator in Iowa. This manual will assist persons in preparing to take the private pesticide applicator exam administered by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Once an individual has passed the exam, they are certified as a private applicator for three years. Starting September 1, 2019, private pesticide applicator exams will be based on information covered in the new manual. Prior to September 1 exams will be based on the old manual (PSEP 1). The new manuals are available at the Iowa State University online store.