Private Pesticide and Fertilizer Re-certification Options

If your private pesticide or fertilizer license expires the deadline has been extended to July 1st, 2021.  Due to the COVID pandemic we have some new options for receiving education for re-certification. There are two virtual options and and in-person options.

  • On February 16th, we will offer a virtual Zoom Class you can watch from home and view the presentations on a computer or mobile device. This class will cover Pesticides from 6-9 p.m. and Fertilizer from 9-10 p.m. The fee for this will be $35 for Pesticide or Both. Online registration is available at and has the option to pay online with a credit card or to mail a check to the Extension office. The meeting link will be emailed to you about a day before the meeting and after registration and payment have been received.
  • An online work at your own pace recertification class is also offered. Visit and scroll down to “2021 Ohio Self-Paced Online Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification” for registration links. The cost for this is $35 for Pesticide and $15 for Fertilizer.
  • In person classes will be offered in Licking County on March 9th and March 16th. Both will be held from 12-3 p.m. for Pesticide and 3-4 p.m. for Fertilizer. The cost will be $35. Masks will be required, and we will not be able to provide lunch. Registration is available online at and contains a payment link or you can call the office at 740-670-5315 and mail a check. Due to COVID related social distancing space will be limited in these meetings and we will not be able to accept walk-ins.
  • For those only needing fertilizer re-certification, an in person class will be offered in Licking County on March 22nd  from 7-8 p.m. The cost will be $10. Masks will be required.  You can call the office at 740-670-5315 and to register

One final note, ODA has a $30 fee to issue a renewed license and that needs to be sent to ODA. You should have received a letter from them around the first of the year. Extension has the fees that are listed above to cover expenses related to providing the education portion. I am asking to have those paid in advance this year to help with social distancing at check-in. Feel free to call me directly at 740-618-6332 with questions.


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