The page provides resources for both commercial and private pesticide applicators. Also included is registration details for our area re-certification sessions.

If your Private Pesticide Applicator’s License is due to expire on March 31, 2024; you will have several options to recertify here in NE Ohio: 

Click HERE to register online, or read below for more details! 

In Person Dates:

Thursday, January 18, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM - Trumbull Co. Extension Office in Cortland, Ohio

  • Pesticide starts a 5:00 PM, Fertilizer starts at 8:00 PM
  • For more information call: 330-638-6783

Wednesday, February 14, 2023, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM - Geauga Co. Extension Office in Burton, Ohio

  • Pesticide starts a 1:00 PM, Fertilizer starts at 4:00 PM
  • For more information call: 440-834-4656

Monday, March 11, 2023, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM - Ashtabula Co. Extension Office in Jefferson, Ohio

  • Pesticide starts a 1:00 PM, Fertilizer starts at 4:00 PM
  • For more information call: 440-576-9008

Webinars Dates:

Thursday, December 14, 2023, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Zoom Meeting

Thursday, March 28, 2024, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Zoom Meeting

Register Online at:  


Private Pesticide Applicator Re-certification:

Does your Private Pesticide Applicator’s License expire on March 31, 2024?  If so, OSU Extension in Northeast Ohio has planned four pesticide re-certification sessions for producers.  Each of these sessions will offer 3 credits for pesticide re-certification for CORE and All Categories (1-7). Private Pesticide Applicators are encouraged to choose the session which best fits their schedule.

Cost: $40/Person


Fertilizer Applicator Re-Certification:

Does your Private or Commercial Fertilizer Applicators Certification expire soon?  A one-hour session will be held after the pesticide session for those who need to renew their Fertilizer Application Certification. Cost: $10/Person

New Pesticide Applicator Training:

Please check back often. We will update this information as soon as we have a new educator hired. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call at 440-576-9008.  


Pesticide License Information Website from Ohio Department of Agriculture user can check status of recertification credits and do other searches on this page.

Pesticide License Renewal Form for Private Applicators

Pesticide License Change of Information Form

ODA Pesticide Regulations

ODA Fertilizer Regulations


Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program Study Materials

Click here to view the study materials for taking the ODA Commercial or Private Applicator's License Exam. Click on the Commercial Applicator or Private Applicator tabs near the top of the page and choose study materials in the drop down list.




The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be holding testing clinics in select counties across the state.

Pre-registration is required for each location and can be made by calling the ODA at 1-800-282-1955 (press 3 then 1) or online here: Register.