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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Ohio State University Extension


New Applicator Training - In Person - August 21, 2024

Aug 21, 2024, 8:30am - 3:30pm
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$35 - morning session, $25 - afternoon session
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Pesticide Safety Education Program

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

Taught at: Ohio Department of Agriculture
Bromfield Administration Building
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

License and Study Materials

New Pesticide Applicator Training Classes

(Core and Categories 5, 6c, 8)

This training program provides an overview of pesticide safety information. Everyone attending the morning session will receive documentation that they have met the requirements of Trained Serviceperson training. A Trained Serviceperson can apply pesticides in Ohio as long as they are working under the supervision of a licensed commercial applicator. The afternoon sessions will review Ornamental Weed Control (Category 6c). Attendees will choose between Industrial Vegetation (Category 5) and Turf (Category 8). Testing is available at the conclusion of the day. A photo ID is required for the test.

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!

Registration and check in opens at 8:30 a.m. The class begins at 9:00 a.m. The class fees include a continental breakfast, instruction, and class notes. Lunch is included with pre-registration. Pre-regsitration is required and closes one week prior to course.

To become licensed, you must apply for your license with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, which requires a separate $35 feeStudy materials can be purchased here through Extension Publishing. We recommend that you apply for your license before taking this course. A representative from the ODA will be available on site.

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.


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

9:00 Morning Session
Core and Trained Serviceperson 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)
Seminar Room A
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 Graham at Recertification Specialist