Skip navigation



Browse Our Resources

Search for Resources

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship – Pesticide Bureau

Find all the laws and regulations related to pesticide use in your state. There is also a searchable database for state-registered pesticides and certified pesticide applicators (commercial and private). In addition, information on becoming certified and licensed as a Private Pesticide Applicator is available. Specific links of interest include:

Registered Pesticides ,which allows you to search for pesticides registered for use in your state.

Laws and Regulations, which links to legislation applicable to pesticide use in your state.

Private Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing, which outlines the requirements for certification and licensing to become a Private Pesticide Applicator in your state.

Forest landowners wishing to apply restricted use pesticides on their property must be licensed as a Private Pesticide Applicator.

Iowa State University Cooperative Extension -Private Applicator Certification

Carries out the training and testing for Private Pesticide Applicator Certification. Their website has information on locations for the computerized exam, as well as study materials and information on optional classroom trainings. Information on recertification (which is required every 3 years) is also provided.

< Back to Iowa Homepage