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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Ohio State University Extension


Commercial New Applicator Training

New Pesticide Applicator Training

Taught at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg

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
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 manual provide by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. 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. 


Click here to view the program brochure

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

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 Training Dates


2021 Dates:

Core and Categories 5, 6C, 8

Online Webinars

February 17, 2021
March 17, 2021
April 21, 2021
May 12, 2021
August 18, 2021
October 13, 2021 - (DATE CHANGE - Previously Oct 6)

Category 10a - General Pest Control Training

General Pest Control: March 16-17


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

New Applicator Class

February 17, 2021 - Online Webinar
March 17, 2021 - Online Webinar
April 21, 2021 - Online Webinar
May 12, 2021 - Online Webinar
August 18, 2021 - Online Webinar
October 13, 2021 - (DATE CHANGE - Previously Oct 6) - Online Webinar

Category 10a - General Pest Control Training
General Pest Control: March 16-17 - Online Webinar

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 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


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. Once you have applied for your license, you will receive study materials. It can take 4-6 weeks to receive your study materials. We recommend that you apply for your license before taking this course. A representative from the ODA will be available on site to distribute study materials, if you have not yet received them.

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: WalCom-Registration Services

Program Questions: OSU Pesticide Safety Education Program