Pesticide Applicator Testing

Pesticide Applicator Testing is offered as a computer-based test through Quia for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS).

Cost: $20 per day of testing. Payable by cash, check (made out to Hawkeye), or card. You may take as many different exams as you need for the one $20 fee, but each exam may only be taken once.

Contact us to schedule a test.

On the Day of Testing

Check in at the Makeup Testing Center located on the second floor of the Hawkeye Center.

Bring a valid, current, government-issued photo identification, required to sit for an exam. Acceptable photo identification documents include a driver’s license (or a non-driver photo identification document), passport or immigration green card. If you take a break between exams, you will need to provide your ID again to complete any remaining exams.

Hawkeye will provide all required items (other than your Quia username/password) needed to complete your exam.

No other items brought with you, except for your photo ID, will be allowed in the testing room. If disallowed items are discovered during testing, your exam will be ended and the situation will be passed on to the Pesticide Bureau.

Lockers are available for storing some items, but if possible, it is best to leave personal items at home or in your car. The Pesticide Bureau, Hawkeye Community College, or any exam proctor is not responsible for the loss or damage of any personal property.

Please review the Make-Up Test Center’s policies before arriving.

Contact Information

Testing Center

Hawkeye Center 212
Email the Testing Center

Testing is by appointment only. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Regular Hours — Fall 2023

July 31 – December 19, 2023
Monday - Friday 7:30am-4:30pm

If campus is closed, the Testing Center is also closed. This includes weather-related closings. See the Academic Calendar for scheduled college closings.

Pesticide Bureau

Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship (IDALS)
Henry A. Wallace Building
502 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-005
Email the Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship

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