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Unpublished - Commercial Recertification

2020 Ohio Online Commercial Recertification

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have partnered with the Ohio Department of Agriculture to temporarily provide online credits for Ohio commercial pesticide applicators who need recertification hours for the 2020 deadline. Due to Ohio's State of Emergency, the deadline for commercial recertification credits has been moved to 90 days after the State of Emergency ends, or December 1 - whichever comes first. This course will be available until that deadline.


Register by the credit hour (e.g., if you need 1/2 hour of credit, register for 1. If you need 3.5 hours of credit, register for 4). You must register online, no phone or mail registration. Check your Recertification Status here or call the ODA at 614-728-6987

Use the registration links below. There are no refunds for this online recertification course.

Registration Link Credit Hours Needed Fee
1 hour 0.5-1 hour $15
2 hours 1.5-2 hours $30
3 hours 2.5-3 hours $45
4 hours 3.5-4 hours $60
5 hours 4.5-5 hours $75
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Commercial Recertification
Requirements (5 total hours)

1 hour of core
1/2 hour credit in every category on
your license
additional training in any category offered
= 5 hours of recertification training

Your existing credit hours for this recertification cycle count toward your total five hours. You only need to complete enough videos to earn the hours you need for your license. You do not need to watch every video. 

Each category provides a series of videos. The core video series provides an hour of core. The other series provide a half hour in each category. After completing each series, submit a completion statement to earn credit for that category.

Check your Recertification Status 
Examples of how many videos to watch
Tutorials - Using ScarletCanvas for Online Recert

Upon completing your hours, you will submit a recertification form at the bottom of course page. Do not submit the recertification form until you've completed your hours.


Viewing on Your Phone?

Online recertification is offered through ScarletCanvas. You can access ScarletCanvas through any web browser, but if using a smart phone or other portable device, the experience can be optimized by downloading the canvas app.    
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