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Blood Testing School

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship have approved a waiver for PT testing at fairs, shows, sales, and exhibitions in Iowa through September 1. 2024.

AVS Bio is the sole producer of PT antigen in the state and has had a backorder since late last fall. While they work through fulfilling orders we received notice from many of our testers that they would not have enough antigen to fulfill their summer testing requirements.

Despite this waiver, we are still holding PT testing school. The certification is good for 5 years and NPIP and out-of-state movement testing is required year round.

If you have further questions about the testing waiver, reach out to 


Registration for Blood Testing School is OPEN. 

  • In-person Certification - May 11, 2024 in Ames, IA
    • In-person certification is REQUIRED for new testers and previous testers who have allowed their certification to lapse for more than 5 years.
    • Registration for this class is closed!
  • Poultry Blood Testing School *Online Recertification* - April 8th through May 31, 2024
    • This online recertification course is for PT Testers who have been certified at least once before. If you have not been previously certified as a poultry blood tester or allowed your certification to lapse for more than 5 years, you MUST take the in-person course offered on May 11th, in Ames, IA. Registration for that course can be found above.
    • The first round of tests will be sent on April 8th. Registration and testing is open through May 31, 2024. All tests must be fully completed and submitted by May 31, 2024 or you will lose your certification.
    • Sign up for the class here


***You must be 18 years or older to complete the USDA 9-2 testing forms. Youth poultry enthusiasts are encouraged to take this course with an adult sponsor.

Please contact Elycia Ahl with any questions at (515) 727-4701 ext. 100 or via email at