Commercial Recertification

Upcoming Commercial Applicator Pesticide Recertification Opportunities

Recertification Requirements
2020 Online Recertification
2021 Commercial Recertification 
Other Recertification Opportunities
Recertification Class Search
Request Recertification Credits for Your Meeting
Sponsor a Recertification Meeting
Check your Recertification Status


2020 Online Recertification 

If you registered for the 2020 self-paced commercial recertification course, you have until July 1, 2021 to submit the recertification form for credit.


Ohio Pesticide Commercial Applicator Recertification 


2021 - All Recertification is Online
Two Ways to Recertify!

Live Commercial Recertification Online Webinars

  • Five webinars
  • 5-7 commercial categories offered each date

Registration Closed

Self-Paced Online Recertification

  • All commercial categories are offered
  • Offered by the credit hour

Registration Open

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

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

For more information on 2021 Commercial Recertification opportunities, visit this page. 

Other Opportunities

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

September 22, 2021 - Ohio Pest Management Association
Location: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture, Reynoldsburg or Virtual
Contact: Tel:

December 6-10, OTF Conference and Show
Location: Great Columbus Convention Center; Columbus, Ohio 43215
Contact: 614-285-4683;

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.