The 2014 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conferences have been set and announced by the Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program of OSU Extension (http://pested.osu.edu). The dates and locations of the conferences are Jan. 30 — Dayton Convention Center; Jan. 31 — Sandusky, Kalahari Conference Center; Feb. 19 — Akron, John S. Knight Center; and March 6 — Columbus Convention Center.
For driving directions, the agenda for each day, pre-registration fees, on-site registration fees, a list of categories offered, and on-line registration link or a download link for a printable registration form visit the above website of the Pesticide Safety Education Program. Remember that one needs to attend the entire day to meet the five hours required for an Ohio commercial license. Plan ahead and register early to avoid missing these convenient opportunities to acquire recertification all in one day.
Reciprocity is available for licensed commercial pesticide applicators who hold licenses in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. To determine the amount of credit for each state, please visit the website or call the individual state’s licensing agency.
The Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program provides training, education, and outreach to pesticide applicators about the safe, proper, and legal use of pesticides. The program works with farmers, businesses, and public agencies to protect human health and the environment and serves as a critical part of job training and business growth in Ohio.