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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

Urban Landscape pest management workshop webinar

September 27 (Wednesday) - Registration is CLOSED!

5 hour recertification webinar for 2023 season.


Core                           6a - Ornamental Pest
3a - Aquatic Pest        6c - Ornamental Weed
4a - Forestry Pest       8 - Turf
5 - Industrial Veg

Note: Change in agenda. 3A - Aquatic will be held in the morning. 


January 23 - September 30

Register for Commerical Self-Paced Course here

2024 Commercial recertification OPPORTUNITIES

  • Pre-Register to Guarantee your spot

No Lunch: $99
w/ Boxed Lunch: $115
Ag. Fert Recert: $18

  • Carefully check the category list

January 11, 2024 - Akron (John S. Knight Center) 
January 18, 2024 - Findlay (NEW LOCATION - Hancock Hotel)
February 14, 2024- Columbus (NEW LOCATON - Columbus Convention Center)
February 22, 2024 - Cincinnati Area (Oasis Conference 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

15* - Ag Fertilizer: A one-hour program offered after the pesticide conference concludes for an additonal $15 fee


Feb 27, 2024   - Ag. and Horticultural Field Crop
Feb 29, 2024   - Landscape, Turf and Ornamental
March 5, 2024 - Industrial Veg, Natural Areas and Aquatic
March 7, 2024 - Structural and Vertebrate Pests

Februrary 28, 2024 - Agricultural Fertilizer Recertification

Feb 27, 2024   
Ag. and Horticultural Field Crop

Categories Offered:
2a - Agronomic Pest
2b - Horticultural Pest
2c - Agricultural Weed
2d - Seed Treatment
5 - Industrial Vegetation
10c- Fumigation

Still need one category? Self-paced online recert!

February 29, 2024
Landscape, Turf and Ornamental

Categories Offered:
4a - Forestry
5 - Industrial Vegetation
6a - Ornamental Pest
6c- Ornamental Weed
6d - Greenhouse
8 - Turfgrass

Still need one category? Self-paced online recert!

March 5, 2024
Industrial Veg, Natural Areas and Aquatic

Categories Offered:
3a - Aquatic Pest
4a- Forestry
5 - Industrial Vegetation
6a - Ornamental Pest
7 - Vertebrate Pest

Still need one category? Self-paced online recert!

March 7, 2024
Structural and Vertebrate Pests

Categories Offered:
7 - Vertebrate Pest
10a - General Pest Control
10b - Termite
10d- Vector Control

Still need one category? Self-paced online recert!


Live Online Schedule

8:30 - Conference Check In (Required)
9:00 - First Session
12:00 - Lunch
4:00 - Class Dismisses

→ 5 total credit hours
→ 1 hour of core (at least)
→ Full day only


Opens January 22, 2024

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.