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Pesticide Applicator/Operator In-Person Testing Sign Up

In-Person Testing

The Department is offering in-person testing for all pesticide exams.  Please check this webpage often, as occupancy restrictions and location availability may change frequently. 

            - In-Person Training opportunities can be found here:  Training Workshops

Test Location Rules:

Preregistration is required for all exam sessions.

No Walk-Ins will be allowed.

Pencils and calculators will not be provided. Calculators must be simple function calculators. No smart phones or smart devices will be allowed.

How to Sign Up:

  1. Find a location below.  Locations are listed by city.
  2. Please do not use internet explorer for your browser while booking a session.  Please use google chrome, microsoft edge, firefox or other similar browser.  Internet explorer is no longer being supported and may lead to technical difficulties.
  3. Click on the sign-up link.  You will be taken to a scheduling screen.
  4. Click on the proctor for the exam.
  5. Find the date you would like.  If the date is bold, the class has space available.  Click on the date.
  6. Click on the start time to open the reservation window.
  7. You DO NOT need to create an account for the Setmore Scheduler.  Scroll down and you will see the option to "skip login process>>".  Click that link or create an account. 
  8. Please include your name, email, and phone number in the reservation window.  We may need to contact you if your exam session is cancelled or modified.  You do not need to provide your address.
  9. Confirm your information and "Book" your class.
  10. If you could not find an open location, please check the IDA website often.  We plan to add locations and sessions when possible.  
  11. If you have preregistered for a session and know in advance that you will be unable to attend, please use the link in your confirmation email to cancel your session.



John R. Block Building, State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
801 E. Sangamon Ave., Springfield, IL  62702
(Enter Gate 11 - Main Agriculture Building)

1st Floor
All exams available

AM Session - (8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Dates Available:
September: 5, 12, 19, 26
October: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November: 7, 14, 21, 28
December: 5, 12, 19

Session A – (8:30 am – 11:30 am)
Proctor: Warner - Springfield

Sign Up Link: Session A - Springfield


DeKalb, IL   (Please Note - DeKalb County Farm Bureau Sessions are listed below under Sycamore, IL)

Illinois Department of Agriculture
2280 Bethany Rd., Suite B, DeKalb, IL 60115
All exams available

AM Sessions - (8:30 am – 11:30 am)
Dates Available:
September: 5, 12, 19, 26
October: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November: 7, 14, 21, 28
December: 5, 12, 19

Proctor: Schirmer
Link to Sign Up: 
DeKalb IDA Office - AM Sessions


PM Sessions - (12:30 pm – 3:30 pm)
Dates Available:
September: 7, 14, 21, 28
October: 5, 12, 19, 26
November: 2, 9, 16, 30
December: 7, 14, 21, 28

Proctor: Schirmer
Link to Sign Up: 
DeKalb IDA Office - PM Sessions

Parking at NIU Campus:

Visitors can use  AIMS Mobile Pay to find timed parking in designated areas and pay for hourly parking from their device.  Visitors can also purchase a daily or weekly visitor permit before their visit or purchase a daily permit on the day of their visit at a pay station. Please note that NIU uses a virtual permit system, so no physical permit will be issued.