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Wood Destroying Insect Inspection - In Person - November 13, 2024

Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection Training (for Category 12)

Wednesday, November 13, 2024 - In Person!

Training Location
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Bromfield Administration Building
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 

This program 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.

WDI Category Information
Recertification Credit


Pre-registration: $90
On-site registration: $100

Registration and check in opens at 8:15 a.m. The class begins at 8:45 a.m. The class fees include a continental breakfast, instruction, and class notes. Lunch is included with pre-registration. Preregistration closes one week prior to the course.

Register HERE

On-site registration accepts cash and check ONLY. No credit cards can be used for on-site registration.

Refunds and Cancellations: There is a $25 processing charge per registrant for any cancellation, including Purchase Orders. Notify Valerie Graham at Recertification Specialists by the program date to request a refund 740-624-2405. There is a $30 fee for returned checks.

ODA Bromfield Administration Building

Training Location
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Bromfield Administration Building
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 

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:

The test will be offered upon completion of the course. You may take the test before taking the course.

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

Class Schedule

8:15 a.m. - Registration Begins & Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. - Class Begins
3:30 p.m. - Class Adjourns & Testing Available for Core and Category 12

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. There is no on-site registration for recertification credit.


Registration Questions: Valerie Graham at Recertification Specialists (740) 624-2405

Program Questions and Licensing Questions: OSU Pesticide Safety Education Program (614) 292-4070 or

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