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Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program


2015 New Pesticide Applicator Training

Upcoming Trainings will be taught at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg:

New Pesticide Applicator Training Classes (Core and Categories 8, 6c, 5, 2c)
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Note: If you need recertification credits, please attend our Urban Landscape Managment Workshop on September 15, 2015. Click here for more information

2016 Dates Announced:

February 23, 2016 *General Pest, Category 10A Training*
February 24, 2016
March 23, 2016
April 20, 2016
May 25, 2016
August 24, 2016
September 28, 2016

New Pesticide Applicator Training Classes (Core and Categories 8, 6c, 5, 2c)

Morning session: Review of Core information for applicators taking the Core exam. The morning session also qualifies as Trained Serviceperson training. At the end of the morning session, everyone will receive a Trained Serviceperson certificate. Click here for more information about a trained serviceperson.

Afternoon session: Review of category exam information. You are able to attend one of these sesssions: Category 8 (Turf), Category 5 (Industrial Vegetation), Category 6c (Ornamental Weed), and Category 2c (Agricultural Weed).

Class Schedule:

8:30 a.m.- Registration Begins (coffee & doughnuts available)

9:00 a.m. - Morning Session Begins (Core & Trained Serviceperson)

The class will review Core material for the applicators planning to take the Core exam. The morning class will cover the requirements to become a Trained Serviceperson and participants will receive a certificate of completion.

12:15 p.m. - Completion of Core and Trained Service Person Training

12:15 p.m. - LUNCH (box lunch included, if pre-registered)

1:00 p.m. - Afternoon Session Begins (Categories 8, 6c, 5 & 2c)

The afternoon class provides an overview of concepts that are a significant portion of the exams for turf, ornamental weed, industrial vegetation, and agricultural weed (categories 8, 6c, 5, and 2c). Some application calculations (5, 2c) will also be covered, along with other turf pests (8).

3:30 p.m. - Adjourn & Take Exams

Training Provided by:

Pesticide Safety Education Program
Ohio State University Extension
(614) 292-4070

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