Upcoming Commercial Applicator Pesticide Recertification Opportunities


2019 Commercial Recertification Conferences
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Recertification Requirements
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Ohio Pesticide Commercial Applicator Recertification Conferences


2019 Commercial Recertification Conferences
January 9 (Wednesday)
Dayton Convention Center
Dayton, Ohio
February 22 (Friday)
Kalahari Conference Center
Sandusky, Ohio
January 15 (Tuesday)  
John S. Knight Center
Akron, Ohio
February 26 (Tuesday)
Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, Ohio 


Click here to register with a credit card.
Click here to register with a check or PO.

Other Opportunities

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

Ohio Tree Care Conference
February 24-26, 2019
Kalahari Resort, Sandusky, OH

Categories: Commercial Core (1 hour), 6a (Ornamental Pest), 4a (General Forest Pest), 7 (Vertebrate)
For more information click here
Phone: 614-771-7494

ATS Winter Education Seminar
February 27, 2019
Toledo Country Club, 3949 West River Rd., Toledo, OH 43614

Categories: Core, 8 (Turf)
For more information click here

Ohio Woodland Water and Wildlife Conference
March 6, 2019
Mid-Ohio Conference Center, 890 West Fourth Street, Mansfield, OH 44906

Categories: Core, 3A (Aquatic), 7 (Vertebrate), & 4a (General Forest Pest Control)
For more information click here
Phone: 614-688-3421

Mahoning Valley Landscape and Nursery Association Spring Clinic and Trade Show
March 6, 2019
123 McKinley Ave, Youngstown, OH

Categories: Core, 6a (Ornamental Pest), 6c (Ornamental Weed Control)
For more information click here

Ohio Christmas Tree Association Winter Meeting
March 9, 2019
Deer Ridge Golf Course, 900 Comfort Plaza Drive, Bellville, OH 44813
Categories: Core, 6a (Ornamental Pest)
For more information click here

Herbicide Applicator Recertification Program
April 9, 2019
ODOT Central Office – Auditorium (lower level) 

1980 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH, 43223
Categories:1-hour credit in core, 2 hours of credit in category 5 Industrial Vegetation, 1 hour General Aquatic Pests and 1 hours of credit in category 4a Forestry
Open to ODOT employees, APWA members and employees of county, township, and municipal agencies in Ohio who are involved in vegetation management
For more information click here

OEHA Annual Education Conference
April 11-12, 2019
Doubletree Hotel, Worthington, Ohio 45202
Credits: Core, 10d (Mosquito, Vectors), 7 (Vertebrate)
For more information click here

Oak Wilt Lunch & Learn Seminar
April 12, 2019
1135 Riverside Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Credits: Category 6A-3 (General Ornamental Pest Control)
For more information click here


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.