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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Ohio State University Extension



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

Commercial 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


News & Events

2022 Commercial Recertification Opportunities

Click here for more information!

Urban Landscape Pest management Online Webinar, September 28 (Website Coming Soon)

2022 Self-Paced Online Recertification - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

The 2022 self-paced recertification will be open from January 18 to 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

Wood Destroying Insect Inspection 

Next Course: July 26

Register Here for WDI

Updates to WDI Reporting

2022 Commercial New Applicator Trainings

Registration and More Information Coming Soon

Online Webinars
May 18 - Webinar
August 18 - In person
October 4 - Webinar

Clean Sweep Summer 2022: Agricultural Pesticide Disposal

The Ohio Department of Agricultural will be holding free events for agricultural pesticide disposal.  Dates and locations are to be determined.

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

Dicamba Update





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List N:  Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing an expanded list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The list contains nearly 200 additional products—including 40 new products that went through the agency’s expedited review process. The agency also made key enhancements to the web-based list to improve its usefulness.   Read More Here.

Note: Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by EPA. There may be additional disinfectants that meet the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2. EPA will update this list with additional products as needed.

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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.