To find out about other local testing options visit www.pesticidesafety.illinois.edu. You will have to pay the $15 fee for each category you would like to test in.
We highly recommend taking the General Standards & Right-A-Away.
Unlimited Positions available!
Requirements & Documents
The Forest Preserves of Cook County hosts Pesticide test sessions and Pesticide Test Prep classes every November and December to help experienced FPCC Ecological Stewardship Volunteers earn an Illinois Pesticide (Herbicide) License.
15+ hours of reported stewardship experience or the recommendation of FPCC staff or a site steward is required for enrollment.
This license is required for Ecological Stewardship Volunteers who want to apply herbicide at restoration sites
To see if there are any available dates, click on the website at the bottom of this page.
See the attachment "document" above for details of other ways to get certified.
Click "APPLY" to be put on a wait list and you will be notified when a class is posted and you can sign up for it (about 45-60 days before the class date).