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Upcoming Commercial Applicator Pesticide Recertification Opportunities


Ohio Pesticide Commercial Applicator Recertification 

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 for fertilizer self-paced recertification.

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

2022 Urban Landscape Pest Management Webinar, September 28

Register For Urban Landscape Here
Click here for more information about Urban Landscape Workshop

Questions about the Live Online Recert? Visit our frequently asked questions page.

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 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


Ag. 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 - 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



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.

2022 Self-Paced Recertification - Now Open!

Ohio Green Industry Association Walkabouts - ODA - ½ hour CORE, ½ hour of 8 (Turf)  and 1 hour of 6A (Ornamental)

MidWest Green Conference, November 1-2 (Columbus, OH), Pesticide Credits TBD

Ohio Pest Management Association Winter Meeting, December 6-8 (Columbus, OH), Pesticide Credits TBD

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

Request Recertification Credits for Your Meeting
Sponsor a Recertification Meeting


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