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.  There is a $35 charge for recertification training.  This is in addition to the $30 that gets sent in to ODA for license renewal.           

OSU Extension Wayne and Holmes Counties will again collaborate to provide private applicator pesticide recertification and fertilizer applicator 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, Wooster OH  44691.  A receipt for your payment will be available when you sign in at the program. 

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 with you to the training session.

Private pesticide applicator recertification training is scheduled on the following dates and at the following locations: 

  • Thursday, January 25:  As a part of Shearer Equipment John Deere Day; 9:00 am - Noon at Fisher Auditorium, OARDC in Wooster, sponsored by Shearer Equipment John Deere.  Training will be provided in Core and categories 1, 2, and 6 only.  On-line registration is available through the OSU cvent system at http://www.cvent.com/d/ltq207
  • Friday, February 9: Fisher Auditorium, (North Exhibit Area) OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave.Wooster.  12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  Training in Core and categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.  On-line registration is available through the OSU cvent system at http://www.cvent.com/d/ntq204
  • Wednesday, February 14: Farmerstown Auction Barn, 2807 St. Rt. 557, Baltic, 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. 
  • Tuesday, February 20: Mount Hope Auction Barn, 8076 St. Rt. 241, Mt. Hope from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  Training in Core and categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • Friday, March 9: Special no technology session, no videos or power point.  Kidron Fire House, 4772 Kidron Rd, Kidron, from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  Please arrive by 12:15 pm for registration so that the recertification training can begin promptly at 12:30 pm. Training in Core, and categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.  On-line registration is available through the OSU cvent system at http://www.cvent.com/d/3tq200
  • Tuesday, March 13: Sprunger Building, Kidron Auction, 13071 Emerson Rd, Kidron, from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  Training in Core and categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.  On-line registration is available through the OSU cvent system at http://www.cvent.com/d/5tq20x
  • Tuesday March 13: Special EVENING PROGRAM, Sprunger Building, Kidron Auction, 13071 Emerson Rd, Kidron, from 6:15 pm to 9:15 pm.  Training in Core and categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.  On-line registration is available through the OSU cvent system at http://www.cvent.com/d/vtq25y

Cost of the recertification training is $35 for the license holder.  Other farm or family non-license holders can attend at no charge.  For more information contact the Wayne County Extension office at 330-264-8722.