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2020 Northeast Ohio Private Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification & Commercial Fertilizer Applicator Re-Certification Sessions

Private Pesticide Applicator Re-certificationDoes your Private Pesticide Applicator’s License expire on March 31, 2020?  If so, OSU Extension in Northeast Ohio has planned four pesticide re-certification sessions for producers.  Each of these sessions will offer 3 credits for pesticide re-certification for CORE and All Categories (1-7). Private Pesticide Applicators are encouraged to choose the session which best fits their schedule. Cost - $35/Person

Fertilizer Applicator Re-CertificationDoes your Private or Commercial Fertilizer Applicators Certification expire soon?  A one-hour session will be held during the same day and location for those who need to renew their Fertilizer Application Certification. Cost - $10/Person  

Program Dates:


Geauga County

Geauga County Extension office in Burton, Ohio.  440-834-4656


Ashtabula County

Ashtabula County Extension office in Jefferson, Ohio.  440-576-9008



A Private Pesticide Applicator’s License is for those who want to apply restricted-use pesticides on his/her own land (or rented land) and produce an agricultural commodity.  ODA requires each private applicator to take & pass the CORE (safety) test and any category(ies) that correspond to the crops he/she produces.  This training will focus primarily on the CORE test.

There are 7 categories in which one may be certified via testing through ODA: Grain and Cereal Crops (category 1), Forage Crops and Livestock (category 2), Fruit and Vegetable Crops (category 3), Nursery and Forest Crops (category 4), Greenhouse Crops (category 5), Fumigation (category 6), and Specialty Uses (category 7).

Training Dates:

All New Pesticide Applicator Trainings are from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and will cost $35 per person.

Ashtabula Co. Extension office in Jefferson, Ohio. 440-576-9008

  * To Register for this training make check payable to OSU Extension and mail to:    Ashtabula County OSU Extension, 39 Wall Street, Jefferson, OH 44047

Geauga Co. Extension office in Burton, Ohio. 440-834-4656

  * To Register for this training make check payable to OSU Extension and mail to:     Geauga County OSU Extension, P.O. Box 387, 14269 Clairdon Troy Rd., Burton, OH 44021

Trumbull Co. Extension office in Cortland, Ohio. 330-638-6783

  * To Register for this training make check payable to OSU Extension and mail to:     Trumbull County OSU Extension, 520 West Main Street, Suite 1, Cortland, OH 44410



Need a Fertilizer Certification?

Do you apply fertilizer to 50 acres or more for crops that are primarily for sale? If so, you are required by Ohio law to attend a training session or take a test to become certified. The Geauga County OSU Extension office will be offering a training session (no test) that will meet all certification requirements. TBA


Pesticide Resources:

Pesticide License Information Website from Ohio Department of Agriculture user can check status of recertification credits and do other searches on this page.

Pesticide License Renewal Form for Private Applicators

Pesticide License Change of Information Form

ODA Pesticide Regulations

ODA Fertilizer Regulations


Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program Study Materials

Click here to view the study materials for taking the ODA Commercial or Private Applicator's License Exam. Click on the Commercial Applicator or Private Applicator tabs near the top of the page and choose study materials in the drop down list.




Need to Add a Category or Re-Take the Test?

The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be holding testing clinics during the winter of 2019 in Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Portage and Trumbull counties.

Pre-registration is required for each location and can be made by calling the ODA at 1-800-282-1955 (press 3 then 1)


Geauga County

Location: Geauga County Extension Office

Patterson Center Basement

14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, OH 44021-0387

For Directions Call 440-834-4656



Lake County

Location: Lake County Utilities Learning & Business Center

1981 Blase Nemeth Road, Painesville Twp., OH  44077

For Directions Call 440-350-2582



Portage County

Location: Portage County Extension Office

705 Oakwood Street, Ravenna, Ohio 44266

For Directions Call 330-396-6432



Trumbull County

Location: Trumbull County Extension Office

520 West Main Street, Suite #1, Cortland, OH 44410

For Directions Call 330-638-6783




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