Private Pesticide Training
Certified private applicator” means a certified applicator who uses or supervises the use of any pesticide which is classified for restricted use on property owned or rented by the applicator or the applicator’s employer or, if applied without compensation other than trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities, on the property of another person. Iowa Code, Chpt. 206.2
In order to qualify for recertification by training, private applicators must attend a private continuing instructional course (P-CIC) for each training period beginning the first fall/winter following initial certification. One exception to this would be for applicators certifying initially in October, November or December — those applicators would begin training the fall/winter of the next calendar year after certification. The private applicator training period runs April 16 through April 15 of each year with P-CIC opportunities offered From December 1st through April 15th. Refer to the training dates printed to the left on the private pesticide applicator certification card for training periods required for renewal by CIC or contact the Pesticide Bureau at 515-281-8591 or by email. Missed training periods cannot be made up and the individual will need to retest in order to renew their certification.
Recertification by Attending a Private Continuing Instructional Course (P-CIC)
Approved P-CICs are offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) during the recertification period. Applicators who miss a P-CIC in one or more recertification periods during their 3-year renewal cycle are required to renew their certification by exam. P-CICs cannot be “made-up” if applicators forget to attend a P-CIC during each recertification period of their renewal cycle, nor can excess attendance carry forward from one year to the next.
There is a $20 fee for attending the Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instructional Course.
For Private Pesticide Applicator Training dates are as follows:
Dec. 14 at 1:30 PM Palo Alto: Emmetsburg VFW Hall; Dec. 19 at 9:30 AM Clay Spencer Clay County Regional Events Center; Dec. 19 1:30 PM Clay Spencer Clay County Regional Events Center; Dec. 20 9:30 AMEmmetEstherville ILCC Auditorium; Dec. 21 9:30 AM Kossuth Algona Trinity Life Center; Dec. 21 1:30 PMKossuthAlgona Trinity Life Center; Jan. 14 10:00 AMDickinson Okoboji Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center; Jan. 24 9:30 AMDickinsonSpirit Lake Dickinson County Community Building; Jan. 30 9:30 AM Kossuth Bancroft Summit Center
Feb. 1 9:30 AM Palo Alto Emmetsburg VFW Hall; Feb. 8 9:30 AM PocahontasPocahontas Rialto Theatre; March 6 9:30 AM Kossuth Swea City First United Methodist Church; March 21 9:30 AMClayEverly Hap Ketelsen Community Center
Please call ahead to the County Office that you plan to attend the PCIC training. By Preregistering the County will make sure to have enough supplies at the training sites. It also ensures you a spot and notification if the weather is bad.