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Commercial Recertification

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Upcoming Commercial Applicator Pesticide Recertification Opportunities


Ohio Pesticide Commercial Applicator Recertification 


2023 Commercial Recertification Opportunities

View all opportunities here. 


  • 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 21, 2023- 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

Interstate Reciprocity - reciprocal recertification credits from Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will be available at the in-person conferences only (including specialized days). Check with the licensing agency in each state for the specific credits available.  ISA and CCA credits also available.


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

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

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




Feb 28, 2023 - Agricultural and Horticultural Field Crop
March 2, 2023 - Landscape, Turf and Ornamental
March 7, 2023 - Industrial Vegetation, Natural Areas and Aquatic
March 9, 2023 - Structural and Vertebrate Pests

March 1, 2023 - Agricultural Fertilizer Recertification


January 23 - September 30

Other Opportunities

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



Ohio Pest Management Association Winter Meeting, December 6-8 (Columbus, OH), Pesticide Credits  Core, 7, 10a, 10b, 10c, 10d

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

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E-mail your program-related questions to the the Pesticide Safety Education Program, Ohio State University Extension, at: or call (614) 292-4070. For registration questions, call Walcom Registration Services at 740-524-4123.