Online Training & Testing will be temporarily unavailable starting July 30, 2021 at noon, resuming October 1, 2021 at midnight.

All Training Courses purchased prior to July 30 will immediately expire at that time.

Online Training and Testing

Online Training

Self-paced training courses are available to assist applicators in preparing for certification exams (see Online Training: A Closer Look). Courses are available for most common categories of licensure, according to the list below. Enrollment instructions are provided at the bottom of this page. For alternative study methods, see our Study Materials page.

Online Testing

Remotely proctored online exams are available for most categories of licensure. Enrollment instructions are provided at the bottom of this page. Once enrolled in the exam, you will be provided detailed instructions for testing your equipment and a direct link for scheduling an online exam appointment.

Online Training Available

Online Testing Available

  Aerial General Standards Exam
Aquatics Training Aquatics Exam
Demonstration & Research Training Demonstration & Research Exam
Field Crops Training Field Crops Exam
  Forest Exam
  Fruit Crops Exam
General Standards Training General Standards Exam
Grain Facility Training Grain Facility Exam
Mosquito Training Mosquito Exam
Ornamentals Training Ornamentals Exam
  Pesticide Dealer Exam
Plant Management Training Plant Management Exam
Private Applicator Training Private Applicator Exam
Private Grain Fumigation Training Private Grain Fumigation Exam
Rights-of-Way Training Rights-of-Way Exam
  Seed Treatment Exam
  Sewer-Line Root Exam
Turfgrass Training Turfgrass Exam
Vegetable Training Vegetable Exam

In-Person Testing

All exams can be taken at scheduled in-person testing sessions hosted by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Visit the IDA In-Person Testing Page to view locations and register for a session.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please check out our FAQ Page for more detailed info related to training and testing.

Online Training and Testing Instructions

Log In or Create an Account

  1. Click the large orange Learn @ Illinois Extension link below
  2. Click the Log In button in the upper right-hand corner
  3. Complete steps 4 and 5 only if you do not yet have a Learn @ Illinois Extension account
  4. Click the Create Account button and complete the registration form
  5. Check your email for a message from and follow the in-email instructions for confirming your account

Enroll in Training

  1. Follow instructions above to Log In and/or Create a Learn @ Illinois Extension account
  2. Locate the Training Course for which you'd like to enroll in and click on the title
  3. Follow the given prompt to complete payment through Authorize.Net. Upon completion of payment, you'll be taken directly to the course page

Schedule an Exam

  1. Follow instructions above to Log In and/or Create a Learn @ Illinois Extension account
  2. Locate the Exam for which you'd like to schedule and click on the title
  3. Click the Enroll Me button to view the exam instructions page
  4. Follow the instructions to schedule a proctored exam session

Return Any Time

  1. Follow instructions above to Log In
  2. Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner, then click Dashboard
  3. A listing of your current Training Courses and Exams will be shown. You can return to Training Courses at any time within your enrollment window to pick up where you left off, or review any of the training content.