To qualify for a private pesticide applicator license in Ohio, you must: pass the Core exam; pass at least one category exam; submit the application; and pay the license fee. These study guides are designed to help applicants prepare for the exams.
For additional information or help in deciding which pesticide-use category you need for licensure, call the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide & Fertilizer Regulation Section at 614-728-6987. For information on training for private applicators and recertification opportunities, please contact your county Ohio State Extension office at extension.osu.edu/lao. Additional information for Private Applicators can also be found on the Ohio State Pesticide Safety Education Program’s webpage, pested.osu.edu.
To register for a seat at a pesticide exam session or find approved private applicator recertification program opportunities, visit agri.ohio.gov/pesticidesonline.
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