OSU Extension Wayne and Holmes Counties collaborate to provide private pesticide applicator recertification and fertilizer applicator (private and commercial) recertification.   Pre-registration including sending in your $35 pesticide recertification fee is requested to help get you through the sign-in process quicker and to allow us to better plan for number of handout materials.  Pre-register by contacting the Wayne County Extension office at 330-264-8722 and providing your name, address and phone number.  Make checks payable to OSU Extension and send to the Wayne County Extension office at 428 West Liberty Street #12, Wooster OH  44691.  A receipt for your payment will be available when you sign in at the program. 

          Private pesticide applicators with a license to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides are required to attend 3 hours of recertification training every 3 years to maintain their license.  Private applicator license categories are Core (basic pesticide handling, application, safety, rules and regulations), 1: Grain and Cereal Field Crops, 2: Forage Crops and Livestock, 3: Fruit and Vegetable Crops, 4: Nursery and Forest Crops, 5: Greenhouse Crops, 6: Fumigation. 

          Fertilizer applicator recertification is a one-hour program. For those who also have a pesticide license, your fertilizer certificate and recertification date/year should be synched to your pesticide license and is listed as category 15. 

          Applicators are encouraged to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the advertised program starting time, to allow for sign-in and picking up handout materials.  Please remember to bring your pesticide license or fertilizer card with you to the training session.

          The list below contains the dates and locations for all 2020 programs.  Note that some are combination programs that offer applicators the opportunity to get recertified as both a pesticide and fertilizer applicator, or you may choose to just attend for only fertilizer or only pesticide recertification.  Other programs offer only private pesticide applicator recertification. There is a $35 charge for recertification training.  This is in addition to the $30 required by ODA for license renewal.  Two separate fees.  The cost of fertilizer recertification is $10 per certificate holder. 

  • Thursday, January 30:  As a part of the Ag Pro John Deere Expo.  Private Pesticide Applicator recertification 9:00 am - Noon at Fisher Auditorium, OARDC in Wooster, sponsored by Ag Pro. Training provided in Core and categories 1, 2, and 6 only.  Fertilizer applicator recertification: 2:00 -3:00 pm. 
  • Wednesday, February 5: Farmerstown Auction Barn, 2807 St. Rt. 557, Baltic.  Private pesticide applicator recertification from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm.  Please arrive by 12:15 for registration so that the recertification training can begin promptly at 12:30 pm. Training in Core, and categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • Friday, February 7: Buckeye Agriculture Museum, 877 West Old Lincoln Way, Wooster.  Fertilizer applicator recertification 10:30 am to 11:30 am.  Private pesticide applicator recertification 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm including Core and categories 1,2,3,4,5,and 6.
  • Tuesday, February 25: Mount Hope Auction Barn, 8076 St. Rt. 241, Mt. Hope.  Fertilizer recertification 10:30 am to 11:30 am.  Private pesticide applicator recertification from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm including Core and categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
  • Thursday, February 27: Buckeye Agriculture Museum, 877 West Old Lincoln Way, Wooster. Fertilizer applicator recertification 10:30 am to 11:30 am.  Private pesticide applicator recertification 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm., including core, and categories 1,2,3,4, 5 and 6. 
  • Tuesday, March 11: Kidron Park Community Building, 4434 Kidron Rd, Kidron.  Fertilizer recertification 10:30 am to 11:30 am.  Private pesticide applicator recertification from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm including Core and categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. 
  • Tuesday March 11 EVENING PROGRAM: Kidron Park Community Building, 4434 Kidron Rd, Kidron.  Fertilizer recertification 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Private pesticide applicator recertification from 6:15 pm to 9:15 pm including Core and categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. 

Click on flyer link to get printable list of 2020 Pesticide and Fertilizer Applicator Recertification programs offered in Wayne and Holmes Counties:

2020 Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification flyer

Click below for link on the OSU Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program website for a listing of recertification programs across the state.

https://pested.osu.edu/privaterecertification

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