Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Pesticide Training, Testing Suspended for March

The Illinois Dept of Ag and the University of Illinois have cancelled the commercial and private applicator training and testing clinics scheduled in March.  You also cannot take the pesticide tests at the IDA office in Springfield or Dekalb at this time.   
We are all hopeful that with proper care and precaution to curtail the spread of COVID-19, that classes and testing can resume in April.  We can also assure you that IDA realizes the uncertainty this causes for our industry and will do all they can in concert with the USEPA to exercise options for applicators who have yet to be re-certified, or new employees seeking to become certified if this event is prolonged.  
We will keep you posted and we appreciate everyone's patience.