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Click here to register online2016 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator
Recertification Conferences: Sandusky

January 28, 2016 - Kalahari Conference Center, Sandusky, OhioClick here to download registration form

Map to Kalahari Center

Driving Directions to Kalahari Conference Center, Sandusky

Click here to download registration formAgenda for the day:

Check-in will begin at 7:45 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. on January 28, 2016

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m.
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

Click here for conference agenda (pdf)

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 Fees:

Pre-registration closes at midnight, January 21, 2016. Registration includes morning and afternoon conference breaks and conference proceedings book.

  • Conference Only is $75/person
  • Conference with Lunch is $95/person

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Click here to register online with a Check or Purchase Order
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If using a purchase order, click here for W-9 form

Ohio State University departments must 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 January 28, 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

Special Rate for Waterpark and Rooms at Kalahari

Conference attendees can take advantage of reduced rates the indoor water park: $109 for four passes and hotel room the nights of January 27 and January 28. Reservations must be made by December 28 and ask for the group code: OSU Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program. Reservations can be made by calling 877-525-2427

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)
    • Aerial (1)

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

Interstate Reciprocity:

Reciprocity is available for licensed commercial pesticide applicators who hold licenses in other states. At the conference in Sandusky, 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.

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.

Lunch menu:

Special Needs:

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


Registration Questions
Walcom - Registration Services: (740) 524-4123

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

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