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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

Collinsville

Date: April 15, 2020 - April 16, 2020

  • 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)

Springfield

Date: April 17, 2020

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

Alsip

Date: April 21, 2020 - April 22, 2020

  • 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 Street

Carterville

Date: April 24, 2020

  • Testing Only ( 9:00 am and 1:00 pm)
John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Rd., Conference Center, Room F118, Parking lot D

Skokie

Date: April 28, 2020 - April 29, 2020

  • 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, 5300 W. Touhy

Des Plaines

Date: May 5, 2020 - May 6, 2020

  • 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 12, 2020 - May 13, 2020

  • 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.

Streamwood

Date: May 20, 2020

  • Testing Only ( 9:00 am and 1:00 pm)
The Seville, 700 Barrington Rd.

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