| Iowa Workforce Information Network||June 18, 2013|
|License Title: Manure Service Representative, Commercial|
License Description: A commercial manure service representative (formerly Commercial Manure Applicator) works for a commercial manure service that charges a fee for and is in the business of transporting, storing, handling, or applying manure on the land of another person. Certified commercial manure representatives evaluate field conditions and the nutrient content of manure from different storage systems; evaluates crop nutrient needs to determine if proposed application rates are appropriate; reads and interprets manure management plans; and, calibrates and operates equipment to prevent over-application of manure that might create runoff leading to surface or groundwater contamination.
Authorizing Statute: Code of Iowa 455B; Iowa Administrative Code 65
Requirements for License:Formal education or supervised practice is not required to become certified as a commercial manure service representative. However, an applicant must take three hours of training annually or pass an examination administered by the Department of Natural Resources. Iowa State University Extension Service offers satellite training in early January.
Those commercial applicators that handle septic tank or other private waste need an additional license.
Applicants must take three hours of training annually or pass an examination administered by the Department of Natural Resources. Applicants can contact their local Extension office for information on training courses.
Application: $75 - for a one-year certificate
Duration: Annual (from application to March 1)
|When:||An individual must attend three hours of training approved by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) or pass an examination for initial certification and to renew a certificate. Exams are given at the DNR's six field offices, but must be scheduled in advance. Special needs can be accommodated if requested at least 30 days in advance. "PM-1778 Commercial Manure Certification Study Guide" may be helpful in studying for the test.|
|Where:||Exams are given at the DNR's six field offices, but must be scheduled in advance.|
Wallace State Office Building
E 9th & Grand Ave
Des Moines IA 50319