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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Ohio State University Extension


Private Applicator

Private Pesticide Applicator

A private applicator applies restricted-use pesticides on his/her own land, or rented land, and produces an agricultural commodity.  To learn more about becoming a licensed private applicator, click here for the procedure.  

Application Licensing

How to obtain a private pesticide applicator license

Click here to find which category you need

 Private Recertification Private recertification opportunities offered throughout Ohio
 Study Materials

Prepare yourself for the exam

You must take core exam and at least one category.

 Testing Schedule to take your private applicator exams
 WPS Are you in compliance with the 2015 Revised Worker Protection Standard?
 Other Private Resources

Other helpful resources for private applicators, including recordkeeping, drift reduction factsheet and pesticide related apps for your smart phone.