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Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program


Click here to register online2014 Ohio Pesticide Commercial Applicator
Recertification Conferences: Columbus

Click here to download registration formMarch 6, 2014 - Columbus Convention Center

Maps to Columbus Convention Center

Driving Directions to the Columbus Convention Center (pdf)
Driving Directions & Parking Maps for Columbus Convention Center (pdf)

Agenda for the day:

Check-in will begin at 7:45 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. on March 6, 2014

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m.
Special note: you'll need to attend the entire day to meet the five hours required for an Ohio commercial license.

Click here for conference agenda (pdf)

Pre-Registration Fees:

Pre-registration closes at midnight, March 2, 2014. Mailed registrations must be received by February 26, 2014. Registration includes morning and afternoon conference breaks and conference proceedings book.

  • Conference Only is $75/person

  • Conference with Lunch is $95/person (Lunch menu will be announced later)

Click here for online pre-registration

Click here to download registration form


If using a purchase order, click here for W-9 form


Ohio State University departments use the eRequest system for payment. Please list Pesticide Safety Education Program, Ohio State University Extension, as the vendor.

On-Site Registration Fees:

On-site registration will be available starting at 7:45 a.m. on March 6, 2014 at the conference site. On-site registration includes morning and afternoon conference breaks and conference proceedings book.

  • Conference Only is $85/person
  • There is no lunch available with on-site registration

Categories Offered:

    • Core

    • Turf (8)

    • Ornamental (6a, 6c)

    • Pest Control (10a)

    • Industrial Vegetation (5)

    • Mosquito, Vector Control (10d)

    • Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection (12)

    • Termite Control (10b)

    • Fruit/Vegetable (2b)

    • Greenhouse (6d)

    • Interiorscape (6b)

    • Agronomic Pest (2a)

    • Agricultural Weed (2c)

    • Vertebrate (7)

    • Fumigation (10c)

    • Forestry (4a)

    • Aquatics (3a)

    • Wood Preservation (4b)

    • Seed Treatment (2d)

    • Animal Pest Control (9)

    • Boat Antifoulant (3c)

Interstate Reciprocity:

Reciprocity is available for licensed commerical pesticide applicators who hold licenses in other states. At the conference in Columbus, you may receive credit for the states below. To determine the amount of credit for each state, please visit the website or call the individual state's licensing agency.

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • Michigan
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky

Exams begin at 10:30 a.m.

Exams are offered at the conference site by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and are not part of the conference program. All categories exams will be available at the conference site.


Do not register for the conference if you are only taking an exam. Click here to register for the exam with the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Transfering, Cancellation and Refund Policies:

If you can't make a location because of plowing snow, sickness or other circumstance, you have the option to transfer your registration to another 2014 conference for no additional charge. You need to call T & M Services at 419-466-4145 immediately after missing a conference to transfer your registration. Transferring can only be done between the Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Conferences held in Dayton (Jan. 30), Sandusky (Jan. 31), Akron (Feb. 19), or Columbus (March 6). After the Columbus conference on March 6, you will no longer be able to transfer your registration and could request a refund.


There is a $25 processing charge for any refunds.
No refunds will be given after March 31, 2014. There is a $30 fee for returned checks.

Lunch menu:

To be announced

Coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water

Special Needs:

For special needs or accomodations for a disability, please call (614) 292-4070 at least two weeks prior to the event.

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


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


Recertification conferences sponsored by
Ohio State University Extension & Ohio Department of Agriculture