Iowa Dept of Agriculture & Land Stewardship
In-Person Pesticide Applicator Exam Sign-up Form

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

Missing exams, exam pages or answer sheets will result in an incomplete score and a bar from retesting. 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):

  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:

The private exam is available online. Registration is at:

The Self-Service Portal to pay online for your pesticide certification is at (requires completed exams):

More information on testing and training can be found on the Pesticide Bureau website at: