Commercial Recertification

Upcoming Commercial Applicator Pesticide Recertification Opportunities

Recertification Requirements
2020 Online Recertification
2021 Commercial Recertification Conferences
Other Recertification Opportunities
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2020 Online Recertification 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, self-paced online videos will temporarily be made available for pesticide applicators and fertilizer certificate holders who need recertification credit for the 2020 recertification cycle. Online recertification credit will only be available through this webpage. All categories are available. 

Courses close 11:59 December 1. If you need credits for 2021, please register for the 2021 course in January.

Commercial Pesticide Online Recertification 
Registration Open
Cost: $15 per credit hour

Agricultural Fertilizer Online Recertification 
Registration Open
Cost: $10

No refunds for online courses.

For more information, visit


Ohio Pesticide Commercial Applicator Recertification Conferences


2021 Commercial Recertification Conferences

•  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person conferences are on hold
•  Live, in-person meetings may be announced at a later date
•  Visit for up-to-date information on the 2021 season

Online Recertification will be available in 2021. Opening dates below:

Commercial: January 19, 2021
Private and Fertilizer: January 11, 2021

Other Opportunities

For an up-to-date list of recertification opportunities, visit the Ohio Department of Agriculture Webpage.

September 2020 - Urban Landscape Pest Management Workshop This program is cancelled this year.

September 23, 2020 - Ohio Pest Management Association(614) 453-5776


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

Click here to check your recertification status




E-mail the Pesticide Safety Education Program, Ohio State University Extension, at: or call (614) 292-4070.