Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection

Wood-Destroying Insect (WDI) Inspection Information (Category 12)

Ohio regulation requires that inspections for wood-destroying insects in a property involved in a real estate transaction be performed by a licensed inspector. The Wood-Destroying Insect (WDI) Inspection license is part of Ohio Pesticide Law and therefore requires the inspectors to obtain an Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator License. Additionally, the inspector is required to attend a mandatory training provided by Ohio State University Extension before obtaining their license.


WDI License Requirements Recertification Requirements Reporting: Form NPMA-33 Available Classes

 


Wood Destroying Insect Inspection (Category 12) Requirements

 

I DO NOT have an Ohio Commercial Pesticide License

I have an Ohio Commercial Pesticide License

1. Apply for a Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator License and pass the Core and WDI (Category 12) exams.

  • Even if you are not making pesticide applications, you will need to have a commercial pesticide license.
  • After applying for your license, you will receive study materials in 4-6 weeks. The study materials will also be provided at the training course.
  • This course will NOT prepare you for the core exam.
  • Exams will be offered after the training course, but may be taken prior to course, if desired.

2. Complete the mandatory training for Wood-Destroying Insect Inspections offered by Ohio State University Extension

  • Click here to view upcoming training opportunities. 

3: Obtain a business license if you own your business

1. Pass the WDI (category 12) exam.

  • Call the ODA at 614-728-6987 to receive study materials. It will take 4-6 weeks for the study materials to arrive
  • Exams will be offered after the training course, but may be taken prior to the course, if desired.

 

 

2. Complete the mandatory training for Wood-Destroying Insect Inspections offered by Ohio State University Extension

  • Click here to view upcoming training opportunities. 

3. Add errors and omissions to your insurance

 

 

 

 

WDI Recertification Requirements

To keep a Wood-Destroying Insect Inspector (WDI) license current, applicators must take 5 hours of recertification credit every 3 years. The specific requirements are:

You must also pay an annual $35 recertification fee to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Note: The WDI training offers 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). Registration preference is given to those attending for initial training. There is no on-site registration for recertification credit.


 

Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Report - Form NPMA-33

Commerical applicators conducting Wood Destroying Insect Inspections must make a complete record of finding of each inspection on form NPMA-33.

Click here to access the National Pest Management Association website
Click here to access form NPMA-33 (pdf version)

 


 

Available Mandatory WDI Courses

Upcoming Classes:

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Class Schedule
8:30 a.m. - Registration Begins & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - Class Begins
4:00 p.m. - Class Adjourns & Testing Available for Core and Category 12

Registration:

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

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. Pre-registration closes one week prior to course date.

 

If using a purchase order when registering for the class, click here for W-9 form
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 for any refunds. No refunds will be given after two weeks following the class. There is a $30 fee for any returned checks.
 

Location:

Ohio Department of Agriculture
Bromfield Administration Building
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

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.
 

 

Questions: 

Registration Questions: WalCom-Registration Services (740) 524-4123.
 
Program Questions and Licensing Questions: OSU Pesticide Safety Education Program (614) 292-4070.
 
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