WDI Licensing Process
Steps for becoming a licensed, Wood-Destroying Insect inspector in the State of Ohio.
If you do NOT have a commercial pesticide applicator license--
Step 1: Complete mandatory training for Wood-Destroying Insect inspection
A mandatory training is required for Wood-Destroying Insect inspections (Category 12).
Step 2: Apply for an Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator License and pass exams
You must pass the Core and Category 12 exams to receive an applicator license. To receive the study materials to prepare for the exam, submit the license application and $35 fee for a pesticide applicator license. You will receive a packet of study materials for the exams. You may take the Core and Category 12 exams either before or after taking the class, but you must pass both before receiving your license.
Step 3: Obtain a business license if you own your business
If you own your business, you must obtain a Pesticide Business License and show proof of insurance for errors and omission. Click here for the business license applciation.
If you DO have a commercial pesticide applicator license--
Step 1: Complete mandatory training for Wood-Destroying Insect inspection and pass exam
This class will fill the requirement for the mandatory training for Wood-Destroying Insect inspections (Category 12). After completing the class, you will have the opportunity to take the Category 12 exam. The exam will cover the materials given out and covered during class. You must pass the exam and complete the training before Category 12 will be added to your license.
Step 2: Add errors and omissions to your business license
Your business license must have errors and omissions for Wood-Destroying Insect inspections in the insurance requirement.