PSEP's online training courses closely mirror the format of our traditional in-person training clinics. They are specifically designed to establish and reinforce competencies required of Illinois Pesticide Applicators. As with our in-person training clinics, these courses are valuable tools in preparation for their respective licensure exams administered by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Note that the following courses differ in format from what is shown here:

  • Private Applicator
  • Demonstration and Research
  • Grain Facility
  • Plant Management
  • Vegetable Crops

Structured, Self-paced

Access to each course is available for a 30 day window upon purchase. While the course provides a linear flow of content which builds upon itself, you are free to navigate the course in any order you wish. Your progress will be automatically saved so that you can quickly pick up where you left off. You may review the course content as many times as you'd like during your access window.

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Expert Voices Keep You Engaged

Courses are broken down into bite-sized training modules which help encapsulate specific topics and concepts. You'll be greeted by different subject matter experts as you work your way through the modules, and if you come up with any questions about the content, you'll know exactly who to contact.

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Diverse Learning Techniques

Content is delivered in short videos and immediately followed with knowledge check questions.

PSEP Course Module Content


While entirely optional, these questions will help you to determine your exam readiness, and they identify any concepts or topics you may want to reinforce in your exam preparation.


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