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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Ohio State University Extension


Ohio Commercial Pesticide Recertification Conference - Findlay - January 29, 2025


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

January 29, 2025 - Hancock Hotel, Findlay, Ohio


Hancock Hotel
631 S Main St.
Findlay, OH 45840

Hancock Hotel Website

Registration Information
Categories Offered
Ag. Fertilizer Recertification 
Interstate Reciprocity
Refund Information
Lunch Menu
Special Needs Requests
Commercial Pesticide Requirements

Conference Information

Pre-Register to guarantee your spot. Walk-ins will be accepted if there is availability. Check the website the day before for more information.

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

Special note: you'll need to attend the entire day to meet the five hours required for an Ohio commercial license.

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.

Parking: Parking garage available on site. 

Registration Information

Pre-Registration ONLY:
Conference Only:  $TBD/person 
Conference w/ Box Lunch: $TBD/person 
Onsite Reg: $TBD- Only if space is available; cash/check only

Registration opens October 1st 2024

Need a Purchase Order? Click here for W-9

Pre-Register to guarantee your spot. If space is available, walk-ins will be accepted. Check the website prior to the event for walk-in availability.

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, 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:

Refund Policy Coming Soon.

There is a $30 fee for returned checks.

Lunch will not be refunded if you cancel fewer than 10 days before the conference.

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
Valerie Graham at Recertification Specialists
Call: 740-624-2405

Conference Questions
Pesticide Safety Education Program, Ohio State University Extension
Email: or call: 614-292-4070