Testing for Trades

IWCC Partners with Kirkwood Community College to Offer Proctored Testing for Pesticide Applicator, Master Plumber, Journey-person, HVAC/Refrigeration, Hydronic, Mechanical, and Sheet Metal

Before Registering

  • Any tester wishing to take exams at IWCC needs to obtain a Quia username and password before arriving
  • To create your Quia username and password,
  • When coming to IWCC your cellular device or any other smart device is NOT allowed in the testing room. It will be taken before the exam and given back to you after you have finished
  • Computer-based pesticide applicator testing is available at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Shenandoah, Harlan, and Atlantic. Please contact the center nearest you to schedule an appointment. Testing days and times vary per location
  • Know What Certification you need. For example there are several pesticide tests, make sure you are meeting the correct categories when testing. Contact your employer or discuss with the Department of Agriculture what you may need 515-281-5601

Registration

Pricing varies per test for Master Plumber, Journey-person, HVAC/Refrigeration, Hydronic, Mechanical, and Sheet Metal testing. Please contact Kirkwood Community College for more information.

Pesticide Applicator Testing is $20 per test and should be paid of IWCC via debit/credit card when scheduling a testing day. Contacting Kirkwood Community College will still be needed due to needing a username and password, provided to you from Kirkwood.

We highly recommend you study for your exams prior to coming to take your test(s). Please keep in mind that it is NOT possible to review missed questions at the end of your exams.

Iowa Western Testing Locations

Computer-based pesticide applicator testing is available at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Shenandoah, Harlan, and Atlantic. Please contact the center nearest you to schedule an appointment. Testing days and times vary per location. 

Council Bluffs Campus, Looft Hall (712) 325-3256
Atlantic Cass County Center(712) 243-5527
Harlan Shelby County Center(712) 755-3568
Shenandoah Page/Fremont County Center (712) 246-1499

More Information on Pesticide Testing

Pesticide Applicator Certification Exams for testing policy and exam day instructions. 

IDALS Pesticide Bureau Contact Information

Pesticide Bureau – Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship (IDALS)
Henry A. Wallace Building, 502 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0051

Website: https://iowaagriculture.gov/pesticide-bureau/pesticide-applicator-testing

Email: pesticides@IowaAgriculture.gov

Phone: (515) 281-5601