Steps to get a Private Applicator License

1. Obtain study materials from the Seneca County Extension office. NOTE: Please be sure to call your local OSU Extension office before you visit. This allows the office to make sure that they have the materials on hand for you.

2. Study the recommended materials for Core and each category needed on your license. All new applicators must take Core and at least one category exam to obtain a license.

3. Send in a completed application form (click for downloadable pdf) and $30 license fee to ODA.

4. Register with the Ohio Department of Agriculture for an exam date and location:  register online or by calling the ODA, Pesticide Division at 614-728-6987. (Because of limited space, you may not be able to take the exam if not pre-registered).


5. ODA will mail your test results (and a license application form if you have not already sent one).

6. If not already done, send in the completed application form and $30 license fee to ODA. If you need to retake an exam, there are no additional charges.

$30 License Fees should be paid to:
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Pesticide Regulation
8995 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-3399
Phone: 614-728-6987 or 800-282-1955.