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Urban Landscape Pest Management

Online Webinar - Commercial Recertification

September 9, 2021

Credits Offered (Five Total Hours):  
Core (one hour)
3A- Aquatic
4A- Forestry
5- Industrial Vegetation
6A - Ornamental Pest
6C - Ornamental Weed
8- Turfgrass

Online Registration is open:
Click here to register with a credit card.
Register with a check or PO

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2021 Commercial New Applicator Trainings

Registration and More Information Coming Soon

Online Webinars

February 17, 2021
March 17, 2021
April 21, 2021
May 12, 2021

General Pest Control: March 16-17

Location TBA

August 18, 2021 - Online Webinar
October 13, 2021 - NOTE- Date has changed from Oct 6 to Oct 13

Clean Sweep August 2021: Agricultural Pesticide Disposal

The Ohio Department of Agricultural will be holding free events for agricultural pesticide disposal in Morrow, Portage, and Butler counties.

Please visit this link to find more infomation about each Clean Sweep event

Wood Destroying Insect Inspection 

Next Course:

Wednesday, July 28 - Online Webinar
Wednesday, November 10 - Location TBA
(will be online webinar or at Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg, Ohio) - Registration will open August 9

Registration and more information coming soon!

Updates to WDI Reporting

2021 Ohio Self-Paced Online Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification

Anyone who is registered for the 2020 course has until July 1, 2021 to submit their recertification form for 2020 recertification credits

You must register for the self-paced courses online, no registration over the phone. You may work at your own pace, but complete and submit your recertification form by the deadline.

For a receipt, please email FAES-OnlineOutreach@osu.edu

Ohio Private Pesticide Applicators:



Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicators:

Register Here - Choose how many hours you need in the yellow table on the registration page

  • Must register online, no registration over the phone
  • Cost: $15 per credit hour - ALL categories offered (Note: If you have 15C, fertilizer on your license, you will need to register for the fertilizer course. It is an additonal $15. Register For Fertilizer Here)
  • Course closes 11:59 September 30.

Click here for video tutorials to help you navigate the online commerical course. 

Ohio Agricultural Fertilizer Recertification:

AG FERTILIZER for those with a Private License or Ag. Fertilizer Only

AG FERTILIZER for those with a Commercial License
Register Here -

  • Must register online, no registration over the phone
  • Cost: $15
  • Course closes 11:59 September 30

No refunds are available for these online courses. Note: This course will show on your credit card statement as "OSU CFAES ONLIN OUTREACH".

Click here for more information

Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification Deadline Extended

Governor DeWine signed Ohio House Bill 404 extending the commercial and private pesticide recertification and fertilizer recertification December 1, 2020 deadline to June 30, 2021.

What does this mean?

Private and Fertilizer Applicators who expire in March 2020 or 2021 now have until June 30, 2021 to renew and recertify.

Commercial applicators expiring in 2020 now have until July 1, 2021. The deadline for commercial applicators expiring in September 2021 is not changed by this bill.

Dicamba Update





  • No update available to date



List N:  Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing an expanded list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The list contains nearly 200 additional products—including 40 new products that went through the agency’s expedited review process. The agency also made key enhancements to the web-based list to improve its usefulness.   Read More Here.

Note: Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by EPA. There may be additional disinfectants that meet the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2. EPA will update this list with additional products as needed.


Respirator Fit Test:  What is it & Why do it?  (YouTube video)


Understanding Pesticides in Organic and Conventional Crop Production Systems (pdf)
Protecting Pollinators While Using Pesticides (pdf)
Choosing a Pesticide Product (pdf)

PEP-Talk, September 2018

Volume 21 / Issue 1

In this Issue:
Glyphosate and Cancer in the News Again
New Requirements for Paraquat
Chlorpyrifos History and Current Status Ohio Sensitive Crop Registry

2016 Changes in the Federal Worker Protection Standard

Commercial Applicator Recertification Opportunities

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Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program provides training, education, and outreach to pesticide applicators about the safe, proper, and legal use of pesticides. The program works with farmers, businesses, and public agencies to protect human health and the environment and serves as a critical part of job training and business growth in Ohio.