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Ohio Commercial Pesticide Recertification Conference - Columbus - 2020

Feb 27, 2020, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Columbus Convention Center 400 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215
2020 Commercial Recertification

2020 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conferences: Columbus

Sponsored by: Ohio State University Extension & Ohio Department of Agriculture

February 27, 2020 - Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio

Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Driving directions to Columbus Convention Center


Conference Information
Parking Information
Registration Information
Categories Offered
Agricultural Fertilizer Recertification Training
Interstate Reciprocity
Refund Information
Lunch Menu
Special Needs Requests
Commercial Pesticide Requirements

Conference Information

This conference is intended for individuals who hold a current commercial pesticide license. If you do not have a current pesticide license, please visit our New Applicator page.

Check In: Check-in will begin at 7:45 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feburary 27, 2020. 

Start Time: Classes begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m.
Special note: you'll need to attend the entire day to meet the five hours required for an Ohio commercial license.

Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Recertification Training: One hour of agricultural fertilizer applicator recertification training is available from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. To determine if this certification is necessary for you, please visit 




Registration Information


Conference Only:  $90/person 
Conference with Lunch: $115/person 

On-Site Registration:
Conference Only: $100/person - No lunch is available with on-site registration.
Registration includes morning and afternoon conference breaks and conference proceedings book. 

Agricultural Fertlizer Recertification Training:
Pre-Registration and On-Site: $10

Pre-registration closes at midnight, February 13, 2010. Lunch quantities are limited.

Click here to register with a credit cardNOTE: lunch is sold out
Click here to register with a check or PO.
Download a Registration Form


OSU Employees Only: Register with an eRequest. To register with an eRequest, select “OSU Employee” as your Registration Type on the drop down menu. Please list Pesticide Safety Education Program, Ohio State University Extension, as the vendor.


On-Site Registration

On-site registration will be available starting at 7:45 a.m. on February 27 at the conference site. On-site registration includes morning and afternoon conference breaks and conference proceedings book. There is no lunch available with on-site registration 


Agricultural Fertilizer Recertification Training

 $10 for pre-registration or on site registration. Option one hour of agricultural fertilizer applicator recertification training.

Categories Offered:

Commercial Certification Categories
  Core 5 Industrial Vegetation
1 Aerial Pest Control 6 Ornamental Plant and Shade Tree Pest
2 Agricultural Pest Control   A  General Ornamental Pest Control
  A  Agronomic Pest Control   B  Interior Plantscape
  B  Horticultural Pest Control   C  Ornamental Weed Control
  C  Agricultural Weed Control   D  Greenhouse Pest Control
  D  Seed Treatment 7 Vertebrate Animal Control
  E  Tobacco Sucker Control 8 Turf Pest Control
  F  Soil Fumigation* 9 Animal Pest Control
3 Aquatic Pest Control 10 Domestic, Institutional, Structural, and Health
  A  General   A  General Pest Control
  B  Boat Antifoulant*   B  Termite
  C  Sewer Root*   C  Fumigation
4 Forest Pest Control   D  Mosquito, House Fly, and other Vectors
  A  General 11  Livestock Predator
  B  Sewer Root 12 Wood-Destroying Insect* 

*Does not need category-specific training. Needs one hour of core + a total of four additional hours for a total of five hours.

Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Recertification Training


 Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Recertification Training:


One hour of agricultural fertilizer applicator recertification training will be available at the Sandusky, Dayton, and Columbus conferences. 



Interstate Reciprocity:


Reciprocity is available for licensed commercial pesticide applicators who hold licenses in other states. At the conference in Dayton, you may receive credit for the states below. To determine the amount of credit for each state, please visit the website or call the individual state's licensing agency.

  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • Certified Crop Advisors
  • International Society of Aboriculture


Exams are offered at the conference site by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and are not part of the conference program. All categories exams will be available at the conference site.

Do not register for the conference if you are only taking an exam.

Click here to register for the exam with the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Exams begin at 10:30 a.m.

Transferring, Cancellation and Refund Policies:


If you cannot make a location because of plowing snow, sickness, or other circumstance, you have the option to transfer your registration to another 2020conference for no additional charge. You need to call WalCom Registration Services at 740-524-4123 immediately after missing a conference to transfer your registration. Transferring can only be done between Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Conferences held in Dayton, Akron, Sandusky, or Columbus. After the Columbus conference you will no longer be able to transfer your registration and could request a refund.


There is a $25 processing charge for any refunds. The cancellation fee will be charged per registrant. No refunds will be given after March 31, 2020. There is a $30 fee for returned checks.


Lunch Menu

Lunch availability will be limited.

Flank Steak Pin-wheel with Feta Cheese, Caramelized Onions and Spinach Served Over Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus and Red wine Sauce 

Please call 614-292-4070 or email with any dietary restrictions. 

Special Needs:


For special needs, dietary restrictions, or accommodations for a disability, please call 614-292-4070 at least two weeks prior to the event.


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

+ Remaining hours in any other category offered (after completing 1 hour of core and each category requirement)

= 5 hours of time for recertification 




Registration Questions

Walcom - Registration Services: (740) 524-4123 


Conference Questions

Pesticide Safety Education Program, Ohio State University Extension

Email: or

Call: 614-292-4070