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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Ohio State University Extension


Ohio Commercial Pesticide Recertification Conference - Columbus - 2022

Feb 10, 2022, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Ohio Exo Center, Kasich Hall, 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
Pesticide Safety Education Program


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


February 10, 2022 - Columbus, Ohio Expo Center - NEW LOCATION

Registration Closed

Ohio Expo Center
Kasich Hall
717 E 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

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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


Check carefully for your category, not all categories are offered.

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.

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.

Parking: TBA. 

Columbus Agenda




Registration Information


Pre-Registration ONLY:
Conference Only:  $90/person 
Conference with Lunch: $110/person 

NO On-Site Registration:

Pre-Registraton IS REQUIRED
Pre-registration closes at midnight, February 3, 2022

Register for the in-person conference here

Walcom Registration W-9

On-Site Registration will not be offered in 2022. NO WALK-INS





Categories Offered:

Commercial Certification Categories
  Core 6 Ornamental Plant and Shade Tree Pest
2 Agricultural Pest Control   A  General Ornamental Pest Control
  A  Agronomic Pest Control   C  Ornamental Weed Control
  B  Horticultural Pest Control   D  Greenhouse Pest Control
  C  Agricultural Weed Control 7 Vertebrate Animal Control
  D  Seed Treatment 8 Turf Pest Control
3 Aquatic Pest Control 10 Domestic, Institutional, Structural, and Health
  A  General   A  General Pest Control
4 Forest Pest Control   B  Termite
  A  General   C  Fumigation
5 Industrial Vegetation   D  Mosquito, House Fly, and other Vectors
    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 Certification Training


 Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Recertification Training:


One hour of agricultural fertilizer applicator recertification training will be available at the conclusion of each in-person conference.





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 2022 conference 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 be done between 2022 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conferences and webinars.

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, 2022. There is a $30 fee for returned checks.


Lunch Menu

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

Boxed lunch this year TBA

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