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Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program


Ohio Pesticide Commercial Applicator Recertification Conferences 2013

2013 Recertification Conferencesonline registration

Dayton, Dayton Convention Centerregistration formJanuary 31, 2013

Akron, John S. Knight Center
February 13, 2013

Columbus, Columbus Convention Center
March 5, 2013

Sandusky, Kalahari Conference Center
March 21, 2013


Conference Highlights:

Conference Information:

Agenda for the day:

Check-in will begin at 7:45 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at each conference site.

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.

The agenda for the conference will be coming soon!

Pre-Registration Fees:

Pre-registration closes at midnight, three days prior to each conference. Mailed registrations must be received one week prior to the conference. 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

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. 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:

    • 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 each conference, 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.

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.

Cancellation and Refund Policies:

There is a $25 processing charge for any refunds. No refunds will be given after March 31, 2013. There is a $30 fee for returned checks.

Lunch menu:

Lunch menu for the conference will be posted at a later date.

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 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