Every Ohio private pesticide applicator must have at least 3 hours of educational training every 3 years. The training must include an hour of core and at least 30 minutes in each category licensed.
Pesticide License Renewal
In order to maintain a Pesticide License, you will need to obtain the necessary recertification credits or take a re-examination. For private applicators, the minimum training required shall be 3 hours. Of the 3 hours, at least 1 hour shall consist of core training material and at least one-half hour specific to each pesticide-use category in which the private applicator is licensed.
Please check the expiration date on your Pesticide License, or call (800) 589-8584 with your license number and the expiration date can be checked.
For those who need to renew, to view a complete listing of programs in the State of Ohio "Click Here".
New Applicator's License
To become licensed, the Private Applicator must:
- Obtain study materials from your County Extension Office.
- Select an exam date and site. List of available exam dates and sites.
- Register for the exam by calling the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Division at (800) 282-1955. (Because of limited space, you may not be able to take the exam if not pre-registered.)
- Ohio Department of Agriculture will notify you by letter with exam results. After the exam is passed, pay the $30 license fee to ODA. The license will be mailed within 3-4 weeks.
License Fees should be paid to:
Ohio Department of Agriculture
8995 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-3399
Phone: (614) 728-6987 or (800) 282-1955.
Private Applicator License
Private applicators do not purchase a yearly license. The $30 fee is paid upon passing the exam and at the beginning of each subsequent 3 year certification period.