Commercial New Applicator Training

New Pesticide Applicator Training

Taught at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg

Ohio Department of Agriculture

Ohio Department of Agriculture
Bromfield Administration Building
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

Training Dates
License and Study Materials

New Pesticide Applicator Training Classes

(Core and Categories 2c, 5, 6c, 8)

This training program provides an overview of pesticide safety information. Everyone attending the morning session will receive documentation that they have met the requirements of Trained Serviceperson training. A Trained Serviceperson can apply pesticides in Ohio as long as they are working under the supervision of a licensed commercial applicator. The afternoon sessions will review Agricultural Weed Control (Category 2c) and Ornamental Weed Control (Category 6c). Attendees will choose between Industrial Vegetation (Category 5) and Turf (Category 8).

Testing is available at the conclusion of the day. A photo ID is required for the test.

Click here to view the program brochure

Note: If you need recertification credits, please attend one of our 2017 Commercial Recertification Conferences in the winter.


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 Training Dates


2017 Dates:

February 21 (General Pest Control - Category 10a)
February 22
March 22
April 19
May 24
August 16
October 4

NOTE: There will be no recertification credits offered at any 2017 New Applicator classes. For recertification credits, please attend one of our 2017 Commercial Recertification Conferences in the winter.


2016 Registration

$35 Morning Session - Core/Trained Service Persons
$30 Afternoon Sessions - Categories 2c, 6c, 5, 8

Registration and check in opens at 8:30 a.m. The class begins at 9:00 a.m. The class fees include a continental breakfast, instruction, and class notes. Lunch is included with pre-registration.

Click here to download a registration form
Click here to register online using a credit card
Click here to register online using a purchase order or a check

If using a purchase order when registering for the class, click here for W-9 form

Ohio State University Employees: To register with an erequest, click here.

On-site registration accepts cash and check ONLY. No credit cards can be used for on-site registration.

Refunds and Cancellations: There will be a $25 processing charge for any refunds. No refunds will be given after two weeks following the class. There is a $30 fee for any returned checks.



Registration and check in begins at 8:30 a.m. Below is the class schedule. Exams are available at the conclusion of the class, around 3:30 p.m. You will choose what exams you would like to take during the check-in process at the beginning of the day. Attendees that attend the morning session will receive a Trained Serviceperson certificate. 


New App Schedule



License and Study Materials

The New Applicator Pesticide Training course is designed to help you prepare for the Commercial Pesticide Applicator test. To become licensed, you must apply for your license with the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

The application for a pesticide license requires a separate $35 fee be paid to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Once you have applied for your license, you will receive study materials. It can take 4-6 weeks to receive your study materials. We recommend that you apply for your license before taking this course. A representative from the ODA will be available on site to distribute study materials, if you have not yet received them.

You must pass the core test and at least one category test to receive your license.

Click here for the applicator application form and instructions on obtaining a license.



Training Provided by:

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

Registration Questions: WalCom-Registration Services

Program Questions: OSU Pesticide Safety Education Program