Commercial Pesticide Applicators Can Be Recertified

Commercial Pesticide Applicators Can Be Recertified

Commercial pesticide applicators in Iowa can receive recertification training for several categories at their county ISU Extension office this spring. The trainings for some categories begin Feb. 9.

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, according to Kristine Schaefer and Betsy Buffington, pesticide education program specialists with ISU Extension at Ames.

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 & 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.

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