Pesticide Applicators

Pesticide Continuing Education
The Iowa Pesticide Act provides two options for renewing commercial pesticide applicator certification. Commercial and public applicators may choose to renew their certification by testing once every three years or by attending approved instructional training each year.

Recertification by training requires participation in two hours of approved instructional training each year, in each category in which an applicator is certified. Some programs may be approved for more than one category and simultaneous credit hours are possible. Applicators will not be allowed to make up hours that they missed in a previous year, nor will they be allowed to carry forward excess credit hours.

The cost for Pesticide Certification is $35 (C-7 or G-7).


To Recertify in Category Applicator Must Attend
2 or 3O Workshop C-7 or G-7
One other “Pest Management” workshop


“Pest Management” Workshops:
A-2 or D-2 Brush Busting and You: Managing Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines (Becker)
A-5 or D-5 Diagnosing Health Problems of Woody Plants
(Laura Iles, Zaworski, and Vitosh)