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ODA Private Pesticide Applicator Test

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Coshocton County Services Bldg., Room B100
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Emily Adams
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The Ohio Department of Agriculture Pesticide and Fertilizer Regulation Section will administer exams for Pesticide Applicator Licensing on June 27 at 1:00 p.m. in Room B100 of the Coshocton County Services Building. Exams will be offered for both private and commercial applicator licensing. There is no fee for the testing. Registration must be completed online by visiting Go to private applicator or commercial applicator and click on “testing.”

A private applicator applies restricted-use pesticides on his/her own land, or rented land, and produces an agricultural commodity. A commercial applicator applies pesticides for a business, on land owned by someone else, and usually for hire. Commercial applicators may also work for a government agency like a township, city, school district, park district, etc., or apply to publicly-accessible sites.

Private Applicator Tests include Core and the following Categories: Grain and Cereal Crops, Forage Crops and Livestock, Fruit and Vegetable Crops, Nursery and Forest Crops, Greenhouse Crops, and Fumigation. There are several categories for Commercial Applicators that can be found at A list of suggested study materials can also be found at Some materials are available online at no charge. Most recommended materials can be purchased online or at the Extension Office.