Environmental Resources

Pesticide Licenses and Training

Pesticide Applicator Training and Testing Clinics jointly administered by the Illinois Department of Agriculture and University of Illinois Extension are cancelled for the remainder of the clinic season. These cancellations include the Peoria, Champaign, Moline, Matteson, Collinsville, Springfield, Alsip, Carterville, Skokie, Des Plaines, and St. Charles locations and the test-only locations in DeKalb and Springfield. The University of Illinois Extension has initiated the process of contacting each individual registered for clinics.

The Illinois Department of Agriculture will extend licenses that expired December 31, 2019. These licenses will now be valid through December 31, 2020.

The latest IDOA Frequently Asked Questions (March 23rd) is posted. We have been in constant communication with IDOA to help answer your questions.

For those in need of a new license for 2020: We are working with IDOA to facilitate online options for the acquisition of new licenses. Stay tuned.

Required Dicamba Training for 2020

At this time, in-person classroom dicamba training sessions are no longer available as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Choose the on-line training program for the product you plan to use to provide certification for using dicamba in 2020. Those who participate for the entire training class will receive a certificate of completion that can be utilized as proof of training for recordkeeping purposes.