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Pesticide Safety Education

The University of Idaho educates applicators on pesticides and their alternatives. UI Extension promotes the safety of users, public and the environment.

First-Time License

UI and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) offer pre-license training for those preparing for private or professional pesticide license exams. There are three-day classes each year.  A private testing session is offered on Friday of the class week.

Exams and Licenses are issued by the ISDA. For licensing information and the study guide order form, visit the Idaho State Department of Agriculture website.

License Renewal

Recertification classes allow those with an applicator license to keep current on safety information. They also earn recertification credits on their license. Private applicators must complete six hours and professional applicators must complete 15 hours of training during the licensing period.

UI Extension conducts several pesticide recertification programs.


The National Pesticide Information Center has information on pesticides, toxicity and safety.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates pesticides nationally. Their website has information on pesticide science and policy.

Pesticide Safety Publications are written by UI Extension experts.

Contact Us

IPM Center

Mailing Address:

University of Idaho, Boise Center
322 E Front St, Suite 180
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4046

Fax: 208-364-4035