New Pesticide Applicator training
If you need additional materials to study, you can find them at https://pested.osu.edu/home/privateapplicator/studymaterials.
Once you are ready to schedule your test, you can go to https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/plant-health/pesticides/exam-registration to reschedule your test or you can call the Ohio Department of Agriculture directly at 614-728-6987. With the current pandemic, there are fewer opportunities to take the test so you might want to schedule a test as soon as you believe you will be ready.
2022 Commercial Applicators
To view commercial applicator recertification options, click here.
Need a pesticide applicator license?
Each private applicator will need to take the Core test (general safety for the applicator and the environment) and the category(ies) that correspond to the crops he/she grows. For example, an applicator who grows corn and soybeans will need to take the Core and Category 1 exam. An exam is only required for category 7 if applicator does NOT hold one or more categories on their license (1-6). Category 7, Specialty Uses is included in categories 1-6.
NOTE: Please be sure to call your local OSU Extension office before stopping by. This allows the office to make sure they have the materials on hand for when you stop in. Some offices may have to order materials, which can take 2-3 weeks time. Thank you!
- Core Information
- 1 - Grain and Cereal Crops
- 2 - Forage Crops and Livestock
- 3 - Fruit and Vegetable Crops
- 4 - Nursery and Forest Crops
- 5 - Greenhouse Crops
- 6 - Fumigation
- 7 - Specialty Uses
- Additional References
If you have any further questions, contact Wayne Dellinger, Agricultural Educator.