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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Commercial Pesticide Safety Education Program Training Clinics

Pre-Registration is the only way to guarantee a seat. Walk-ins may not be guaranteed seating due to space restrictions.

Cancellation Policy: If you do not cancel or reschedule your registration prior to your scheduled class time you will be charged the $50 registration fee.

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There is a $50.00 registration fee per person per clinic. Participants should bring a photo I.D ,a basic function calculator (no cell phones with calculator functions) and your retest letter from the Illinois Dept of Agriculture.

For questions regarding registration, contact the University of Illinois at 1-800-644-2123.

Choose a training topic:

General Standards

First dayStartFinish
General Standards training8:0011:30
Testing (GS only)12:304:00

Testing only

General Standards and all category examinations will be given at 9:00 a.m. and again at 1:00 p.m. for the following testing only sessions. No fee is charged for test-only sessions, but preregistration is required.

In addition to the testing only sessions listed below,testing(without training) is alos available by appointment at these Illinois Departement of Agriculture locations:

IDA/Bureau of Environmental Programs
P.O. Box 19281 State Fairgrounds
801 E.Sangamon
Springfield, IL 63794-9281
(217)785-2427 or (800)641-3934

IDA/Bureau of Environmental Programs
2280 Bethany Rd., Suite B
Dekalb, Il 60115-5305
(815)787-5476

Field crops

First dayStartFinish
General Standards training8:0011:30
Testing (GS only)12:304:00
Second dayStartFinish
Field Crop training8:0011:30
Testing (FC, GS and all categories)12:304:00

Seed Treatment

First dayStartFinish
General Standards training8:0011:30
Testing (GS only)12:304:00
Seed Treatment training3:004:30
Second dayStartFinish
Testing (S, GS and all categories)12:304:00

Turf

First dayStartFinish
General Standards training8:0011:30
Testing (GS only)12:304:00
Second dayStartFinish
Turf Training8:0011:30
Testing (Turf, GS and all categories)12:304:00

Ornamental

First dayStartFinish
General Standards training8:0011:30
Testing (GS only)12:304:00
Ornamentals training (part 1)2:305:00
Second dayStartFinish
Ornamentals training (part 2) Calibration10:3011:30
Testing (Orn, GS and all categories)12:304:00

Mosquito

First dayStartFinish
General Standards training8:0011:30
Testing (GS only)12:304:00
Second dayStartFinish
Mosquito training8:3011:30
Testing (MOS, GS and all categories)12:304:00

Rights-of-way

First dayStartFinish
General Standards training8:0011:30
Testing (GS only)12:304:00
Second dayStartFinish
Rights-of-Way training8:3011:30
Testing (ROW, GS and all categories)12:304:00

Aquatic

First dayStartFinish
General Standards training8:0011:30
Testing (GS only)12:304:00
Aquatics training2:305:00
Second dayStartFinish
Testing (AQ, GS and all categories)12:304:00

Demonstration and Research

First dayStartFinish
General Standards training8:0011:30
Testing (GS only)12:304:00
D & R training2:305:00
Second dayStartFinish
Testing (D&R, GS and all categories)12:304:00

Springfield

Date: November 27, 2018 - November 28, 2018

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Field Crops (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Seed Treatment (Day 1: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
  • Rights-of-way (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Wyndham City Centre,700 E. Adam St.(Free parking pass provided at clinic)

Sandwich

Date: December 5, 2018 - December 6, 2018

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Field Crops (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Seed Treatment (Day 1: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
Timber Creek Inn & Suites 3300 Drew Ave(Off Rt. 34)

Mt.Vernon

Date: December 19, 2018 - December 20, 2018

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Field Crops (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Seed Treatment (Day 1: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
  • Rights-of-way (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Doubletree Hotel, 222 Potomac Blvd. (I-57 & Rt. 15)

Matteson

Date: January 3, 2019 - January 4, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Turf (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Ornamental (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Day 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Aquatic (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Holiday Inn, 500 Holiday Plaza Dr. (I-57 & Rt. 30)

Champaign

Date: January 7, 2019 - January 8, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Field Crops (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Seed Treatment (Day 1: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
Illinois Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street

Rockford

Date: January 10, 2019 - January 11, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Turf (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Ornamental (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Day 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am)
Giovanni's Convention Center, 610 N. Bell School Rd.

peoria

Date: January 15, 2019 - January 16, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Field Crops (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Rights-of-way (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Civic Center, 201 S.W. Jefferson Ave. Room 400

Mt. Vernon

Date: January 23, 2019 - January 24, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Turf (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Ornamental (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Day 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Mosquito (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Rights-of-way (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Doubletree Hotel, 222 Potomac Blvd. (I-57 & Rt. 15)

Champaign

Date: January 30, 2019 - January 31, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Turf (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Ornamental (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Day 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Rights-of-way (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Illinois Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street

Jacksonville

Date: February 7, 2019 - February 8, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Field Crops (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
Hamilton's, 110 North East St. (N. of Rt. 104 on Clay Ave., W. on State St.)

Springfield

Date: February 13, 2019 - February 14, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Turf (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Ornamental (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Day 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Rights-of-way (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Wyndham City Centre 700 E. Adams St.(Free parking pass provided at clinic)

Collinsville

Date: February 20, 2019 - February 21, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Turf (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Ornamental (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Day 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Rights-of-way (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Aquatic (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Gateway Center, One Gateway Dr. (Rt 157 & I-70)

Alsip

Date: February 26, 2019 - February 27, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Turf (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Ornamental (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Day 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Rights-of-way (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Doubletree Hotel, 5000 W. 127th St.

Crystal Lake

Date: February 28, 2019 - March 1, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Turf (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Ornamental (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Day 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Rights-of-way (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Holiday Inn, 800 S. Rt. 31

Peoria

Date: March 5, 2019 - March 6, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Turf (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Ornamental (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Day 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Aquatic (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Civic Center, 201 S.W. Jefferson Ave. Room 400

Des Plaines

Date: March 13, 2019 - March 14, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Turf (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Ornamental (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Day 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Aquatic (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Oakton Community College, 1600 E Golf Rd. Room 1604

Rockford

Date: March 20, 2019 - March 21, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Turf (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Ornamental (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Day 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Mosquito (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Rights-of-way (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Giovanni 's Convention Center, 610 N. Bell School Rd.

Champaign

Date: March 22, 2019

  • Testing Only ( 9:00 am and 1:00 pm)
Holiday Inn(Hawthorn Suites),101 Trade Center Dr. (Rt. 45 S.)

Moline

Date: March 27, 2019 - March 28, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Turf (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Ornamental (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Day 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Rights-of-way (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive

Matteson

Date: April 2, 2019 - April 3, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Turf (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Ornamental (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Day 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Mosquito (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Rights-of-way (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Holiday Inn, 500 Holiday Plaza Dr. (I-57 & Rt. 30)

Collinsville

Date: April 9, 2019 - April 10, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Mosquito (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Rights-of-way (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Gateway Center, One Gateway Dr. (Rt 157 & I-70)

Alsip

Date: April 16, 2019 - April 17, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Turf (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Ornamental (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Day 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Mosquito (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Rights-of-way (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Doubletree Hotel, 5000 W. 127th St.

Springfield

Date: April 18, 2019

  • Testing Only ( 9:00 am and 1:00 pm)
IL Dept. of Agriculture Bldg. - State Fairgrounds Gate 11, 801 E. Sangamon

Skokie

Date: April 23, 2019 - April 24, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Turf (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Ornamental (Day 1: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Day 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Rights-of-way (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Holiday Inn, 5300 W. Touhy

Carterville

Date: April 25, 2019

  • Testing Only ( 9:00 am and 1:00 pm)
John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Rd., Workforce Development Bldg., Building H, Parking lot B

Des Plaines

Date: May 1, 2019 - May 2, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Turf (Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Mosquito (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Rights-of-way (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Room 1604

Springfield

Date: May 8, 2019 - May 9, 2019

  • General Standards (Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Mosquito (Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Il. Dept of Agriculture Blg, State Fairgrounds, Gate 11, 801 E. Sangamon Dr.

St. Charles

Date: May 16, 2019

  • Testing Only ( 9:00 am and 1:00 pm)
Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St.

* All state pesticide certification and licensing exams and associated materials are only provided in English.