Private pesticide applicators whose certification expired in 2018 have until April 15, 2019, to renew their certification if they plan to renew by attending a Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) training program. In order to renew by training an applicator must attend a CIC in each of the three years of their renewal cycle.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a “Last Chance” CIC opportunity for private pesticide applicators to recertify by training at many county extension offices across Iowa on April 12 or April 15. More information can be found on the Pesticide Safety Education Program website including a list of the county offices, dates, and times the program will be offered.
Private applicators may also renew their certification by passing an exam administered by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). Testing schedules and locations can be found on the IDALS Pesticide Bureau website.
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