University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit is offering the following Testing-Only sessions and certification program for private pesticide applicators. Certification is required to apply restricted use pesticides. The sessions are in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins will be allowed.
Mask Policy: Properly worn face coverings are required at all times within the testing locations. Those unable or unwilling to abide by the mask restrictions are directed to the IDOA online examination system at https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/agr/Pesticides. Social distancing restrictions will be enforced. Participants will need to bring a calculator. Calculators must be simple function calculators. No smart phones or smart devices will be allowed. Do not come to a testing session if: if you have a fever greater than 100.4 F, if you or a household member have tested positive for COVID-19, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, if you are unable or unwilling to comply with the mask policy or other social distancing restrictions.
There is no charge for the testing. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please indicate when registering.
Testing Only: Bureau County– Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.,
Becker Professional Suites Building, 850 Thompson St., Princeton, IL 61356, Registration is required one day in advance by calling (815) 875-2878. Space will be limited due to current State COVID regulations. No walk-ins will be allowed.
Testing Only: Marshall-Putnam Counties – Friday, January 29, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Friday, February 5, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. to be held at the Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau Building, 509 Front Street, Henry, 61537. Registration is required one day in advance by calling (309) 364-2356. Space will be limited due to current State COVID regulations. No walk-ins will be allowed.
Testing Only: LaSalle County – Friday, February 26, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Illinois Valley Community College, Room CTC 124/125, 815 N. Orlando Smith Rd., Oglesby, IL 61348, Registration is required one day in advance by calling at (815) 224-0889. Space will be limited due to current State COVID regulations. No walk-ins will be allowed.
Private Applicator Manuals and workbooks can be purchased online or at local Extension offices. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus. Questions may be directed to Daryle Wragge, Ag Program Coordinator, 309-364-2356.
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If you have questions or need more information please call University of Illinois Extension- Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit at 815-224-0889.