Changes to Illinois pesticide trainings from COVID-19
The Illinois Department of Agriculture and University of Illinois Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program have made changes to pesticide applicator requirements because of COVID-19.
All applicator trainings and testing clinics are cancelled through May 31st. Refunds will be issued for those who were registered, and new regulations have been set.
Licenses that expired at the end of 2019 are now extended through December 31, 2020. Applicators can call or email the department to obtain an updated license showing the extension.
Non-certified applicators do not have a testing requirement for the remainder of 2020 but must continue to work under the direction of a certified applicator and receive general pesticide training online.
For further details or more information visit the IDOA website.