Commercial Pesticide Applicator Spring Continuing Instructional Courses (CIC)

February 1, 2011
ICM News

By Kristine Schaefer and Betsy Buffington, Department of Entomology

Iowa State University's Pest Management and the Environment program will provide recertification training for commercial pesticide applicators in several categories this spring. County extension offices will host the trainings.

The 2011 Spring Commercial Ag CIC for commercial applicators certified in Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Feb. 9.  Recertification will cover Categories 1A, 1B, 1C, and 10 (Demonstration and Research). 

The CIC course for applicators certified in Seed Treatment, Category 4, and Demonstration and Research, Category 10, is scheduled for Feb. 23 at 9 a.m.

Certified Handlers, Category H, can attend a CIC on March 9 at 9 a.m. to renew their recertification.

To register, download registration form and send the completed form with payment to the extension office where you will attend. Additional program information is available at the Pest Management and the Environment website.

Kristine Schaefer and Betsy Buffington are program specialists in the Pesticide Management and the Environment program. Schaefer can be reached by email at or by phone at (515) 294-4286. Buffington can be reached at 515-294-7293 or

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Kristine Schaefer PSEP Program Manager I

Kristine is the program manager for the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


Elizabeth Buffington Extension Program Specialist III

Betsy Buffington is an extension program specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She is part of the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP), conducts pesticide applicator training focusing on seed treatment and fumigation, and develops resource materials for ...