Pike County Test Dates for Pesticide Applicator and Fertilizer Licenses

The following dates are in place for testing at the OSU Endeavor Center, Piketon, Ohio:

  • February 20, 2020
  • March 19, 2020
  • April 16, 2020
  • November 19, 2020

Location:  OSU Endeavor Center, Room 165 - 1862 Shyville Road, Piketon, OH  45661

Time:  all tests are from 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Register online at:  https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/plant-health/pesticides/exam-registration

Private Pesticide Applicator License Information:  Individuals who use or directly supervise the use of any restricted use pesticide for purposes of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned/rented by him or his employer must have a license. In addition to submitting a completed application and fee, individuals must also pass the core exam and applicable category exams.

Fertilizer Applicator License Information: A license is required for anyone who applies fertilizer (other than manure) to more than 50 acres of agricultural production grown primarily for sale.

*Please note:  only 1 test can be taken per date.  If you need to take a test for both pesticide and fertilizer, you will need to schedule two different dates.


Pesticide & Fertilizer Recertification (NOW PAST DUE)

  • December 19, 2019
  • 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • OSU South Centers Endeavor Center, 1864 Shyville Rd., Room 160, Piketon, 45661
  • Registration required by December 17
  • Contact: Will Hamman, Pike Co. OSU Extension, 740-289-4837 or hamman.41@osu.edu

Dear Agricultural Producer:

As a holder of a private applicator certification for restricted-use pesticides and/or fertilizer, I want to remind you about the upcoming pesticide recertification class. If your license expires in March 2020, you need to attend a training session. The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sending out a letter to make you aware of recertification opportunities.  If you have already received your recertification credits, this will be indicated on your letter received from ODA.

We will be holding a recertification session from 4:00-9:30 pm on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in Room 160 of the Endeavor Center at the OSU Centers at Piketon.  This will cover both pesticide recertification and fertilizer recertification. The fertilizer session will be held the first hour beginning at 4:00 pm.  Pizza and drinks will be provided. You must call the Pike County office at 740-289-4837 by December 17 so we can plan for the food. Please bring $5.00 to cover the food cost. There will be no additional charge for this meeting.

If you can’t attend these sessions, other recertification sessions will be held in our area.  Please refer to http://pested.osu.edu/privaterecert.html  for those other opportunities.

If you want to add any categories, training materials are available at the Extension Office. You can access the study materials and must pre-register for testing online at http://pested.osu.edu. Tests are scheduled at the Piketon location usually on the third Thursday of the month beginning at noon.  If you need to contact ODA, the number for Pesticide Regulation is (614) 728-6987.