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Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program


Upcoming Pesticide Commercial Applicator Recertification Opportunities

Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conferences

2015 Commercial Recertification Conferences

January 22, 2015 (Thursday) - Sandusky, Kalahari Convention Center

January 29, 2015 (Thursday) - Dayton Convention Center

February 18, 2015 (Wednesday) - Akron, John S. Knight Center

March 11, 2015 (Wednesday) - Columbus Convention Center


  • Click on the dates above for information about each individual conference or call 614-292-4070
  • Complete requirements for Ohio commercial pesticide recertification in one day (5 hours)
  • Every commercial category available at each conference
  • Speakers include Ohio State University Extension state specialists, field specialists, and researchers
  • Ohio Department of Agriculture personnel and key industry leaders are also on program
  • Exams for adding extra categories available at each conference


Commercial Pesticide License Requirements

To keep a commercial pesticide applicator license current, applicators must take 5 hours of recertification credit every 3 years. The specific requirements are:

1 hour of Core required

+ 1/2 hour in each category on applicator license required

+ additional time in any category (after completing 1 hour of core and each category requirement)

= 5 hours of time for recertification


Click here to check your recertification status


E-mail the Pesticide Safety Education Program, Ohio State University Extension, at: pested@osu.edu or call (614) 292-4070.