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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Ohio State University Extension


General Pest Control - New Applicator Training (Category 10A)

Mar 22, 2022 (All day)
March 22 - $55; March 22-23 - $110
Online Webinar
Pesticide Safety Education Program

New Pesticide Applicator Training for General Pest Control (Category 10A)

Controlling Pests in Structures


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


License and Study Materials

Controlling Pests in Structures

(Category 10a and Core)

When is this training?

The training will take place on March 22- March 23, 2021.

March 22- identification, biology and control methods of structural pests in the 10a category
March 23- core exam review and general pest control review

Attendees may attend March 22 only, or March 22-23. Attendees may not attend March 23 only for 10A training.

Note: You must pre-register for this training.

Click here to view the program brochure

What is this training?

In this training, subject experts will prepare students for the General Pest Control Category 10a test that includes:

  • bed bugs
  • cockroaches
  • ants
  • other inside pests
  • rodents

Please note that category 10a does not include termites.

Who should take this training?

This training is offered for individuals preparing to take the state exams to become licensed pest control applicators. This training will also be helpful for anyone managing pest problems in structures or pest control professionals desiring a comprehensive review.   

Category 10a General Pests The application of pesticides in or around human dwellings, industrial plants and business offices, food handling establishments, schools, hospitals or other institutions, warehouses, grain elevators, or similar buildings to control pests, including rodents of such structures, or of the occupants, furnishings, or provisions of those structures, except for the control of pest birds and wood-destroying insects or fungi.

Note: If you need recertification credits, please attend one of our online Commercial Recertification Programs in the winter.




$55 March 22- General Pest Control 
$110 March 22-March 23- Review Session and Core

This course will be taught as an online webinar. If you register, you will be sent a link to attend the day before th meeting. Registration and check in opens at 9:00 a.m. on March 22 and 8:30 a.m. on March 23.  To receive study materials for the class, you must apply for a license with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, which requires a separate $35 fee. Signing up for this class will not deliver you study materials.

If you register by March 13, you will receive a hard copy of all course materials. All students will receive digital access to the course materials.

Click here to download a registration form 
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Refunds and Cancellations: There is a $25 processing charge per registrant for any cancellation, including Purchase Orders. No-shows must notify the registrar within two weeks of a missed course: reschedule for a 2022 course OR request a refund. No refunds will be issued after more than two weeks from the missed session. There is a $30 fee for returned checks.




Training for 10A - General Pest Control
*March 22 - March 23

March 22, 2021
9:00 Registration Opens
9:30 Indentification, biology, and control of structural pests
March 23, 2021
8:30 Registration Opens
9:00-12:15 Core Review
1:00-2:00 General pest (10a) review

*You may sign up for March 22 only, or March 22-23

Exams are not available online. 




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. Once you have applied for your license, you will receive study materials. It can take 4-6 weeks to receive your study materials. We recommend that you apply for your license before taking this course. A representative from the ODA will be available on site to distribute study materials, if you have not yet received them.

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
(614) 292-4070

Registration Questions: WalCom-Registration Services

Program Questions: OSU Pesticide Safety Education Program