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Commercial Recertification

Upcoming Commercial Applicator Pesticide Recertification Opportunities

Recertification Requirements
2022 Commercial Recertification 
Other Recertification Opportunities
2021 Self-Paced Recertification 
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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
Commerical applicators: September 30, 2022

In-Person Conferences

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Carefully check the category list

January 27, 2022 - Akron (John S. Knight Center)
February 10, 2022 - Columbus (NEW LOCATON - Ohio Expo Center - Kasich Center) 
February 23, 2022 - Dayton Convention 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


Live Online Webinars

March 1, 2022 - Landscape, Turf and Ornamental
March 3, 2022 - Ag. and Horticultural Field Crop
March 8, 2022 - Industrial Veg, Natural Areas and Aquatic
March 9, 2022 - Structural and Vertebrate Pests

March 1, 2022
Landscape, Turf and

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 3, 2022
Agricultural and Horticultural
Field Crop

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

Still need one category? Self-paced online recert!

March 8, 2022
Industrial Vegetation, 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 9, 2022
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


March 2, 2022
Agriculture Fertilizer Recertification
10:00a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

During the online commercial recertification webinars, we will be taking attendance throughout the day. This requires each attendee to participate on their own device. We recommend a desktop, laptop, or large tablet.

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

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.

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


2021 Self-Paced Recertification

CLOSED! 2022 Commercial Self-Paced Recertification Will Open in January 2022

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.