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The Pesticide Safety Education program provides educational programs and resources for Ohio's commercial and private pesticide applicators.

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2022 Commercial Recertification
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Self-Paced Recertification Courses
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Commercial New Applicator Courses
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Private Recertification
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Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Training

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2022 Commercial Recertification Opportunities

URBAN LANDSCAPE PEST MANAGEMENT ONLINE WEBINAR, SEPTEMBER 28 (REGISTRATION OPEN)

Categories Offered:

3a - Aquatic
4a - Forest Pest
5 - Industrial Vegetation
6a - Ornamental Pest
6c - Ornamental Weed
8 - Turf

Register For Urban Landscape Here

Click here for more information about Urban Landscape Workshop

2022 Self-Paced Online Recertification - REGISTRATION open through September 30

Register here for commercial pesticide recertification self-paced course.
Register here for fertilizer self-paced recertification.

Deadline for fertilizer applicator:
Private pesticide fertilizer and fertilizer only: March 31, 2022
Commerical applicators: September 30, 2022


2023 Commercial Recertification Opportunities

View all opportunities here. 

In-Person Conferences

Multi-Track Conference
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Carefully check the category list

January 12, 2023 - Akron (John S. Knight Center) 
January 25, 2023 - Cincinnati Area (NEW LOCATION - Oasis Conference Center)
February 10, 202 - Columbus (NEW LOCATON - Fawcett Center) 

Categories offered:
Core                                5- Ind. Vegetation           10b- Termite
2a- Ag. Pest                    6a- Ornamental Pest       10c - Fumigation
2b- Fruit & Veg Pest        6c- Orn. Weed                 10d- Vector Control
2c- Field Crop Weed       6d - Greenhouse             12 - Wood Destroying Insect
2d- Seed Treatment        7- Vertebrate Pest
3a- Aquatic                     8- Turf
4a- Forestry                   10a- General Pest

New - SPecialized Days

Ag. and Horticultural Field Crop - February 14, 2023; Findlay, Ohio

Core
2a- Ag. Pest
2b- Fruit & Veg Pest
2c- Field Crop Weed
2d- Seed Treatment
5- Ind. Vegetation
10c - Fumigation
15* - Ag Fertilizer

Landscape, Turf and Ornamental - February 15, 2023

Core
3a- Aquatic
4a- Forestry
5- Ind. Vegetation
6a- Ornamental Pest
6c- Orn. Weed
8- Turf
10d- Vector Control

 

Live Online Webinars

Feb 28, 2023 - Ag. and Horticultural Field Crop
March 2, 2023 - Landscape, Turf and Ornamental
March 7, 2023 - Industrial Veg, Natural Areas and Aquatic
March 8, 2023 - Structural and Vertebrate Pests

March 1, 2023 - Agricultural Fertilizer Recertification

 

Self-Paced Commercial Recertification

January 23 - September 30


Wood Destroying Insect Inspection 

Next Course: November 15

Register Here for WDI

Updates to WDI Reporting


2022 Commercial New Applicator Trainings

Registration and More Information Coming Soon

Online Webinars
August 18 - In person - REgistration full
October 4 - Webinar


Clean Sweep Summer 2022: Agricultural Pesticide Disposal

The Ohio Department of Agricultural will be holding free events for agricultural pesticide disposal.  The program assists farmers with a free of charge, safe and environmentally responsible disposal of unusable, outdated pesticides. No household or non-farm pesticides are accepted, nor are pesticides accepted from commercial companies.

Please visit this link to find more information about each Clean Sweep event

 


Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicators LinkedIn Group

We are happy to announce that we have started a professional group for pest management professionals on LinkedIn and you are invited to join!  You need not have a completed profile to join our group.

Benefits of joining the group:

  • Connect with fellow commercial applicators in the state of Ohio
  • Find new employees or a new employer
  • Network to solve problems or answer questions:  talk to other applicators about best practices; learn how they have dealt with pest management issues; ask questions! 
  • Learn of updates on latest research
  • Be the first to hear about upcoming recertification, training opportunities and events

To sign-up for a new account:  https://www.linkedin.com/signup; or:  Signing Up to Join LinkedIn | LinkedIn Help

If you are new to LinkedIn, you may feel that setting up a profile is a daunting task.  Please bear in mind that your profile is a work in progress (not written in stone) and can be updated continually!  For additional information:  LinkedIn Profile - FAQ | LinkedIn Help.

To connect to our group:  Search for “Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicators” or click: (99+) OSU Pesticide Safety Group | Groups | LinkedIn.  You will need to request membership in the group (please allow 1-2 business days for approval).


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Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program provides training, education, and outreach to pesticide applicators about the safe, proper, and legal use of pesticides. The program works with farmers, businesses, and public agencies to protect human health and the environment and serves as a critical part of job training and business growth in Ohio.