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Ohio Pesticide Recertification Conference - Akron

Jan 31, 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm

2018 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conferences: Akron

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

January 31, 2018 - John S. Knight Center, Akron, Ohio

John S. Knight Center
77 East Mill Street
Akron, Ohio 44308

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 Wednesday, January 31, 2018. 

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: Two $7 prepay, cash only are available near the John S. Knight Center at 40 South High Street and 120 South Broadway. There is NO PUBLIC PARKING in the lot directly behind the John S. Knight center. Click here for information on parking

Click here to view the Agenda for the day.




Registration Information


Conference Only:  $79/person 
Conference with Lunch: $99/person 

On-Site Registration:
Conference Only: $90/person - No lunch is available with on-site registration.

Registration includes morning and afternoon conference breaks and conference proceedings book. 


Pre-registration closes at midnight, January 24, 2018.

Register with a credit card
Register with a check or purchase order

If using a purchase order, click here for W-9 form

OSU Employees Only: To register with an eRequest, select “OSU Employee” as your Registration Type on the drop down menu. Register with an eRequest. 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 January 31, 2018 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 



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 Certification Training

Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Recertification Training is NOT available at the Akron conference.
Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Recertification Training:
One hours of agricultural fertilizer applicator recertification training will be available at the Sandusky, Dayton, and Columbus conferences.  For more information, visit

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
  • Continuing Crop Advisors


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 2018 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 only be done between Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Conferences held in Dayton (Jan. 11), Akron (Jan. 31), Sandusky (Feb. 15), or Columbus (Feb. 23). After the Columbus conference on February 28 you will no longer be able to transfer your registration and could request a refund.
There is a $25 processing charge for any refunds. No refunds will be given after March 31, 2017. There is a $30 fee for returned checks.

Lunch Menu

Lunch TBA

Special Needs:

For special needs 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
+ additional time in any category (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.