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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Ohio State University Extension


New Applicator Training - Online Webinar - October 2, 2024

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

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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.

This course will be taught as an online webinar. If you register, you will be sent a link to attend. 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 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.

Registration Form coming soon

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 2023 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.


Webinar room opens at 8:30 a.m. 


 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 Graham at Recertification Specialist 740-624-2405