Iowa Deptartment of Agriculture & Land Stewardship
In-Person Pesticide Applicator Exam Registration Form

In-Person testing will not allow walk-ins. Every examinee must sign up individually for their own exam.

Notice: This form must be filled out by the Examinee. DOB and email must be accurate and belong to the person registering for the exam.
Email MUST be unique for each user. You MAY NOT share email addresses for more than one individual per signup.

Selecting the online exam option below will redirect you to our online proctor partner Everblue and detailed instructions on how to proceed with the online exam.

Please be prepared to make an online payment of $25.00 per exam to Everblue upon completion of this registration form.

Notice: This form must be filled out by the Examinee. DOB and email address must be accurate. An email account is required to register for an online exam.
Email MUST be unique for each user. You MAY NOT share email addresses for more than one individual per signup.

All commercial certifications require one of the following (80% passing):

  1. Passing the Handler exam.
  2. Passing the Full Aerial exam – 11(full).
  3. Passing the Core plus at least one passing Category 1 - 10.
  4. The 11(reciprocal) requires also passing the Core/1A/1B/1C.

Prepare for the Exam:

  1. Registration is limited to one time slot at this time.
  2. Bring a basic calculator and a pencil.
  3. A mask is required.
  4. Bring a government-issued photo ID.
  5. Study the exam manual.

After the Exam:
Testers will be provided with exam results via email. Do not call or email the office requesting exam results as it will result in delays.

Exam study manuals can be purchased here: https://iowaagriculture.gov/pesticide-bureau/manuals-and-study-guides-certification

The private exam is available online. Registration is at: https://stateofiowa.seamlessdocs.com/f/PrivatePesticideExamRegistration

The Self-Service Portal to pay online for your pesticide certification is at (requires completed exams): https://iowaagriculture.force.com/pesticideapplicator/s/login/

More information on testing and training can be found on the Pesticide Bureau website at: https://iowaagriculture.gov/pesticide-bureau