Maps to Columbus Convention Center
Check-in will begin at 7:45 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. on March 1, 2016
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m.
New this year: There will be a five-minute break between each session
Special note: you'll need to attend the entire day to meet the five hours required for an Ohio commercial license.
*NEW* Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training - Two hours of agricultural fertilizer applicator certification training is available from 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. For more information, and to determine if this certification is necessary for you, please visit http://nutrienteducation.osu.edu
Note: This conference is intended for individuals who hold a current commercial pesticide license. If you do not have a current pesticide license, please visit our New Applicator page.
Pre-registration closes at midnight, February 23, 2016. Registration includes morning and afternoon conference breaks and conference proceedings book.
Conference Only is $75/person
Conference with Lunch is $95/person
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 1, 2016 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
NEW - Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training:
Two hours of agricultural fertilizer applicator certification training will be available at the Sandusky, Dayton, and Columbus conferences. This training fulfills Ohio's certification requirement indicated in the new nutrient management bill (Senate Bill 150). For more information, visit http://nutrienteducation.osu.edu
Reciprocity is available for licensed commercial 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.
- West Virginia
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.
Transferring, Cancellation and Refund Policies:
If you cannot make a location because of plowing snow, sickness, or other circumstance, you have the option to transfer your registration to another 2016 conference for no additional charge. You need to call WalCom Registration Services at 740-524-4123 immediately after missing a conference to transfer your registration. Transferring can only be done between Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Conferences held in Sandusky (Jan. 28), Akron (Feb. 3), Dayton (Feb. 17), or Columbus (March 1). After the Columbus conference on March 1, 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, 2016. There is a $30 fee for returned checks.
Coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water
For special needs or accommodations 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
Walcom - Registration Services: (740) 524-4123
Recertification conferences sponsored by
Ohio State University Extension & Ohio Department of Agriculture