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Angie Peltier
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Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.
Figure. Spray rig.(Image: Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, bugwood.com).

Commercial Pesticide Training and Certification Clinics


The Illinois Department of Agriculture requires that anyone purchasing or applying restricted use pesticides be licensed. In order to apply for a license, a person must pass a test administered by either the University of Illinois Extension or the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

The U of I Extension – Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) provides test training and study materials. Training dates will be held throughout the state in December, January and February for both field crops (pesticide use in corn, soybeans, small grains, forages, grasslands, etc.) and seed treatment Commercial Pesticide Training and Certification Clinics (Table 1). Pre-registration is required for each training session and must be received 7 working days before the desired clinic date.

Table 1. University of Illinois Extension Winter 2012-2013 Field Crops and Seed Treatment Pesticide Safety Education Training Schedule

Dates

City

Location

Address

Field Crops

Seed Treatment

Dec. 5-6

Sandwich

Best Western Timber Creek

3300 Drew Ave.

X

X

Dec. 12-13

Springfield

Crowne Plaza

1-55 & Stevenson Dr.

X

X

Dec. 18-19

Mt. Vernon

Holiday Inn

I-57 & Rt. 15

X

X

Dec. 20-21

Champaign

Illinois Conference Ctr.

1900 S. First St.

X

X

Jan. 8-9

Jacksonville

Hamilton's

110 North East St.

X

Feb. 20-21

Peoria

Civic Center

201 S.W. Jefferson Ave. Rm. 400

X

For those who plan on studying on their own with U of I study material, several locations and dates around the state are available for tests only (Table 2). If none of these dates work, a testing appointment can be made with the Illinois Department of Agriculture (Table 2).

Table 2. Testing-only locations.

Dates

City

Location

Address

Jan. 14

Mt. Vernon

Holiday Inn

I-57 & Rt. 15

Mar. 7

Mt. Vernon

Holiday Inn

I-57 & Rt. 15

Mar. 14

Champaign

Hawthorne Suites

101 Trade Center Dr.

Apr. 15

Springfield

IL Dept. of Ag. – State Fairgrounds

801 Sangamon

by appointment only

Springfield

Contact (800) 641-3934

TDD – (217) 785-2427

by appointment only

DeKalb

Contact (815) 787-5476

If you have questions about pre-registration, training or study materials visit the PSEP website or call 1-800-644-2123. For licensing and test information call 1-800-641-3934. A reminder: to maintain a pesticide applicator license, the examination must be taken and passed once every 3 years.



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