November 21, 2019 - 10:32am --

Pesticide License Testing Dates Set

OSU Extension Wayne County has set up testing dates with the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) for the end of 2019 and into the 2020 year to allow private and commercial applicators to obtain a pesticide applicators license. To obtain a license, applicators must take and pass a core exam plus one or more specific category exam(s). The cost of a private applicator license is $30, a commercial applicator license is $35.  ODA personnel administer the tests. All testing will take place in the commissioners meeting room located on the top floor of the Wayne County Administration Building at 428 West Liberty Street in Wooster.  Exams are administered from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
  • Thursday, April 9, 2020
  • Thursday, May 7, 2020

Seats are limited for each testing session.  Once the spaces are filled, the testing session is closed.  Register to reserve a spot online at, or by phone to the ODA Pesticide Division at 614-728-6987.  Private pesticide applicator exam study materials are available at the Wayne County Extension office.


Rory Lewandowski is an OSU Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources Educator and may be reached at 330-264-8722.

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