Commercial New Applicator Training

New Pesticide Applicator Training

Taught at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg

Ohio Department of Agriculture

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.  

Everyone attending the morning session will receive documentation that they have met the requirements of Trained Serviceperson training. A Trained Serviceperson can apply pesticides in Ohio as long as they are working under the supervision of a licensed commercial applicator. The afternoon sessions will review Ornamental Weed Control (Category 6c). Attendees will choose between Industrial Vegetation (Category 5) and Turf (Category 8). On March 24, a new applicator school for category 10a - general pest control (controlling pests in structures) will  be offered.

Testing is available at the conclusion of the day. A photo ID is required for the test.

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


2020 Dates:

Core and Categories 5, 6C, 8

February 19
March 25
April 15
May 13** This course will be held as a webinar. If you have pre-registered, we will be contacting you with more information.
August 19 - This course will be held as an online webinar.
October 7 - This course will be held as an online webinar. 

General Pest Control (Category 10a and Core): March 24 - 25  *This will be held as a webinar for everyone who pre-registered. You will receive more information in the next coming days.erences in the winter.


$35 Morning Session
- Core/Trained Service Persons
$30 Afternoon Sessions - Categories 6c, 5 or 8

New Applicator Class
Visit the Event Page to Register

February 19
March 25 
April 15
May 13* This classs will be held as an on-line webinar
August 19
October 7

General Pest Control (Category 10a and Core): March 24 - 25  *Due to the State of Emergency declared by Governor DeWine, Ohio Department of Agriculture public facilities are closed until April 11. Because of this, we will not able to hold this general pest control course on site. For those who are currently registered, we will be contacting you with your options.

OnSite Registration accepts ONLY cash and check, NO CREDIT.
Registration and check in opens at 8:30 a.m. The class begins at 9:00 a.m. The class fees include a continental breakfast, instruction, and class notes. Lunch is included with pre-registration.

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

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. Exams are available at the conclusion of the class, around 3:30 p.m. You will choose what exams you would like to take during the check-in process at the beginning of the day. Attendees that attend the morning session will receive a Trained Serviceperson certificate. 

9:00 Morning Session
Core and Trained Serviceperson 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