ODA Partners with OSU Extension to Provide Online Pesticide Recertification Opportunities

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), is partnering with the Ohio State University Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) to temporarily offer online recertification for pesticide applicators and fertilizer certificate holders whose licenses expired or are due to expire this year, and were unable recertify as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The online recertification for private pesticide applicators and fertilizer certificate holders will be available starting Monday, July 6.  Commercial pesticide applicators will be able to recertify online beginning August 10.

For more information or to register for the online recertification, click on this hotlink: pested.osu.edu/onlinerecert.

Training videos for recertification will include category specific, up-to-date information provided by ODA, Ohio State University Specialists, Field Specialists, and Extension Educators. The cost for online training is $35 for private applicators and $10 for fertilizer recertification. The price per credit hour for commercial applicators is $15.  Your license number or applicator ID will be required to complete the recertification process.  If you don’t know your license number, please contact ODA at 614-728-6987, choose option 1.

Applicators are still required to meet their recertification requirements to renew licenses and certifications.  As a result of HB 197, applicators have until 90 days after the emergency is over or December 1, whichever comes first, to complete their requirements.  Recertification status can be checked online here. Applicators must also submit a completed renewal application and pay an additional fee to the ODA for licensure.

If you have questions about Pesticide or Fertilizer certification or recertification, pleas contact the OSU Extension Greene County Office at 937-372-9971 and ask for Trevor Corboy.

Private Applicator Pesticide and Fertilizer Re-Certification Training

Pesticide and Fertilizer Re-Certification training will be held Monday, March 12, 2018 at the OSU Extension Greene County Office.  You can easily register online at http://www.cvent.com/d/3tqphr.

The event starts off with one hour of fertilizer credit training at 12:30.  Private pesticide credits are available starting at 1:30 for Core, 1, 2, 3 & 6. Video re-certification is available for categories 4 & 5.

It is important to keep in mind, commercial pesticide applicators cannot receive pesticide recertification credit for this meeting, but fertilization recertification credit is available to both commercial and private applicators.

Your registration fee for this meeting is different than renewing your pesticide and fertilizer license with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture, if you have questions about your renewal/recertification status.

For more information contact: Trevor Corboy – OSU Extension, Greene County

Phone Number: (937)372-9971

Email: corboy.3@osu.edu