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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Ohio State University Extension


Wood Destroying Insect Inspection - In-Person 11-13-24

Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection Training (for Category 12)

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

This program is an online webinar and will meet the mandatory training for licensing in the Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection (Category 12) as required under the Ohio regulation. Training is conducted by the Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program, Ohio State University Extension, and the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Pesticide and Fertilizer Section. For detailed information on becoming a WDI inspector, click here.

This course covers the Category 12, Wood Destroying Insect manual. We do not cover core in depth. If you would like a more in-depth core review, please register for a New Applicator course. The AM portion reviews the core portion fo the exam.

WDI Category Information
Recertification Credit


This course is an online webinar. The room will open at 8:15 a.m. A short tutorial of the webinar system will take place at 8:30 and the class begins at 8:45 a.m. 

Course materials will be sent via U.S. mail, so please include a valid shipping address when registering. In order to receive course materials in the mail you must register ten days in advance to allow time for delivery. Anyone registering after that date will not receive hard copies in mail. Every registrant will receive electronic access to digital materials. 

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Refunds and Cancellations: There will be a $25 processing charge per registrant for any refunds. No refunds will be issued after the day of the course.

Training Location 

This course will be held as an online webinar. After you register, the link will be sent to you the two days before the program

If you register and do not receive the link, check your junk/spam folder.


Wood-Destroying Insect - Category 12

This course is required to receive state certification to conduct wood-destroying insect inspections for real estate transactions.

Requirements for a Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection License

Testing is not available online. Visit the ODA's website to register for an exam.

For more information about Wood-Destroying Insect Inspections, click here.


Class Schedule

8:30 a.m. - Log in: Become familiar with webinar system
8:45 a.m. - Class Begins
4:00 p.m. - Class dismiss


Recertification Credit:

Applicators with core, category 12, and/or category 10b on their license can receive recertification credit if space is available. A total of 5 hours of recertification will be offered for the day: 1 hour for Core, and 4 hours for category 10b (there is no specified for category 12). Preference is given to those attending for initial training. 



Program questions: 614-292-4070
Registration Questions: Recertification Specialist 740-624-2405


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