Important Instructions for the Pesticide Applicator Online System
Registration is required to use the new pesticide Self-Service Portal for License and Certification. Until you register, you do not have an account and will not be able to log in and access the system.
Note that registration is not instantaneous and registrations which are started outside of Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) regular business hours (8:00 AM to 4:30 PM) will not progress until the next work day begins.
The process for registration is as follows:
- Click here to access the registration page.
- Fill out the required information.
Note: If you are an Applicator and currently have a Certification number, you must enter that number when you register. This will allow IDALS to link you to your information record.
If you are accessing records on behalf of a business, you will enter the License number of the business.
DO NOT skip the Certification or License number if you have one or it will cause delays and require contacting the Pesticide Bureau to manually activate your account.
For extra information about the Registration process, click
The help guide starts with instructions for an applicator or business without a certification or license. If you already have a certification number or license, use pages 1 and 4 of the guide to complete your registration.
After you submit, this could take up to an hour, or will be sent the next business day if you are registering outside of business hours. A link will be sent to your email which you can click to set up your password.
Once your registration is completed, you can sign in using the
main login page