During the Exam:
With any perceived violation of the above guidelines, the exam will be discarded, the exam will be scored as a fail and the examinee will not be rescheduled for any additional exams until after the IDALS works through its exam backlog. The applicant may also be suspended from taking exams for a period of 1 year.
Missing exams, exam pages or answer sheets will result in an incomplete score and a bar from retesting at the drive up exam sites. Cheating or unauthorized assistance will result in a 1 year bar from all testing.
Notice: This form must be filled out by the Examinee. DOB must be accurate.
All commercial certifications require one of the following (80% passing):
Prepare for the Exam:
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