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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Ohio State University Extension


Commercial New Applicator Training

Taught at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg or Online Webinar

Ohio Department of Agriculture

Classes will be online or Ohio Department of Agriculture
Bromfield Administration Building
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

Training Dates and Registration
License and Study Materials

New Pesticide Applicator Training Classes

Core and Categories 5, 6c, 8

This training program provides an overview of pesticide safety information. It is a supplement to the study manuals that can be purchased here. It is strongly suggested that you review the study materials before attending this class.  

Virtual training does not meet the requirements of Trained Serviceperson training. The afternoon sessions will review Ornamental Weed Control (Category 6c). Attendees will choose between Industrial Vegetation (Category 5) and Turf (Category 8). Exams are not available at the conclusion of the class. Register for an exam here. 


Program brochure

Note: If you need recertification credits, please attend one of our Commercial Recertification Conferences in the winter.

New: Category 10a - General Pest Control Self-Paced Course

Register Here

Fee: $65

General Pest Control covers the management and control of pests in and around homes, apartments, businesses, office buildings, schools, health care facilities, industrial plants and other structures. This course presents information on the identification, biology, detection, and monitoring of pest populations, chemical and non-chemical approaches to management of these pests, and legal and safety issues that are unique to this category.

 Training Dates and RCalendar Iconegistration

$35 Morning Session
- Core/Trained Service Persons
$25 Afternoon Sessions - Categories 6c, 5 or 8


New Applicator Class - Select Date below to register:

Febuary 7, 2024 - Online Webinar
March 20, 2024 - In-Person
April 10, 2024 - Online Webinar
May 15, 2024 - In-Person
August 21, 2024 - In-Person
October 2, 2024 - Online Webinar

Need a W-9 Form? CLICK HERE!


Refunds and Cancellations: There will be a $25 processing charge per registrant for any refunds. No refunds will be given after two weeks following the class. There is a $30 fee for any returned checks.


Registration and check in begins at 8:30 a.m. Below is the class schedule. There are no exams following the online webinars. Register for an exam here. 

9:00 Morning Session
Core Review
Laws and Regulations Applicator Safety and Environment
Calculations and Formulations Label Interpretation and Quiz
Lunch: 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
Weed and Herbicide Basics
Weed control principless and herbicide terminology for:
Ornamental Weed (6c) Industrial Vegetation (5)
Turf (8)  
2:10 Breakout Sessions
Turf (8)
Industrial Vegetation (5)
Seminar Room A
Turf Insects Applications and Calculations
Turf Disesease Label Reading
  Noxious Weed ID

Exams are available at the conclusion of in-person courses only. 

License and Study Materials

The New Applicator Pesticide Training course is designed to help you prepare for the Commercial Pesticide Applicator test. To become licensed, you must apply for your license with the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

The application for a pesticide license requires a separate $35 fee be paid to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Study materials can be purchased here through Extension Publishing. We recommend that you apply for your license before taking this course. A representative from the ODA will be available on site.

You must pass the core test and at least one category test to receive your license.

Click here for the applicator application form and instructions on obtaining a license.

Training Provided by:

Pesticide Safety Education Program
Ohio State University Extension

Registration Questions: Valerie Graham at Recertification Specialists 740-624-2405
Program Questions: PSEP 614-292-4070