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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Ohio State University Extension


February 7, 2024 - New Applicator Training - Webinar

Feb 7, 2024, 8:30am - 3:30pm
$35 - morning session, $25 - afternoon session
Live Online Webinar
Pesticide Safety Education Program

New Pesticide Applicator Training Classes 
(Core and Categories 6c; 5 or 8)


Online Webinar
Provide a valid email address
Room information will be sent the Monday before the meeting

License and Study Materials

New Pesticide Applicator Training Classes

(Core and Categories 5, 6c, 8)

This New Applicator training will be held online as a webinar. This training program provides an overview of pesticide safety information. Unlike our in-person program, virtual training does not meet the requirements of Trained Serviceperson training. The afternoon sessions will review Ornamental Weed Control (Category 6c). Attendees will choose between Industrial Vegetation (Category 5) and Turf (Category 8).

No testing is available at the conclusion of this course. Contact the ODA to schedule your exam. 


Program Brochure

Note: There will be no recertification credits offered at any New Applicator classes. If you need recertification credits, please attend one of our online Commercial Recertification Programs in the winter.





$35 Morning Session - Core/Trained Service Persons
$25 Afternoon Sessions - Categories 6c, 5 or 8


Register HERE!

Deadline: 1 week prior to webinar.

If you register 10 days prior to the webinar, you will receive a hard copy of all course materials. All students will receive digital access to the course materials.

Breakout Sessions

If registering for the entire day, you will need to choose your breakout session:

5- Industrial Vegetation - The application of pesticides to non-agricultural lands, such as roadways, public water courses, utility rights-of-way, or in close proximity to industrial sites, power stations, parking lots or similar areas for the control or eradication of unwanted vegetation. NOTE: this category is permitted to make 6c applications.

8- Turf - The application of pesticides to lawns, turf, sod, or to soil areas being prepared for the production of turf for the control of pests except vertebrates. NOTE: this category is permitted to make 6c applications.

Please contact us at 614-292-4070 if you need help choosing your breakout session.


Refunds and Cancellations: 

No-shows must notify Recertification Specialists by the program date to reschedule or request a refund. There is a $25 processing fee per registrant for any cancellation, including purchase orders and a $30 fee for returned checks.



Registration and check in begins at 8:30 a.m. Below is the class schedule.

8:30 - Room Opens, check in
9:00 Morning Session
Core Review
Laws and Regulations Applicator Safety and Environment
Calculations and Formulations Label Interpretation and Quiz
Lunch: 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
Weed and Herbicide Basics
Weed control principless and herbicide terminology for:
Ornamental Weed (6c) Industrial Vegetation (5)
Turf (8)  
2:10 Breakout Sessions
Turf (8) Industrial Vegetation (5)
Turf Insects Applications and Calculations
Turf Disease Label Reading
  Noxious Weed ID



License and Study Materials

The New Applicator Pesticide Training course is designed to help you prepare for the Commercial Pesticide Applicator test. To become licensed, you must apply for your license with the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

The application for a pesticide license requires a separate $35 fee be paid to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. To purchase study material, please visit We recommend that you apply for your license before taking this course.


You must pass the core test and at least one category test to receive your license.

Click here for the applicator application form and instructions on obtaining a license.


Training Provided by:

Pesticide Safety Education Program
Ohio State University Extension

Registration Questions: Valerie at Recertification Specialist 740-624-2405