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Commercial Recertification

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Upcoming Commercial Applicator Pesticide Recertification Opportunities


Ohio Pesticide Commercial Applicator Recertification 

2024 Commercial recertification OPPORTUNITIES

Self-Paced pesticide and fertilizer recertification courses - Now Open!

Register for the self-paced commercial pesticide recert here!

Register here for fertilizer recertification! 

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

urban landscape pest management webinar (categories 4a, 5, 6c, 8, and core) september 2024 - date tbd
In-Person conferences in january and february 2025 - dates Tbd
check back for 2025 Recertification Webinars

Other Opportunities

Click here to visit the Ohio Department of Agriculture webpage to search for additional recertification opportunities. 

Ohio Pest Management Association Winter Meeting, December 2024, date TBD (Columbus, OH)

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 Valerie at Recertification Specialist at 740-624-2405