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Limited Pesticide and Fertilizer Testing to Resume at ODA June 2nd

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) will resume initial testing for pesticide and fertilizer applicators on Tuesday, June 2nd. Exam sessions will meet Ohio’s current standards for both meeting size and social distancing. Exams will be held in the Bromfield Administration Building on ODA’s campus in Reynoldsburg.

Testing sessions will initially be scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required and can be accessed here. No walk-in test takers will be permitted. Masks and photo IDs are required; pencils and calculators will be provided.

Due to the COVD-19 Pandemic, we ask that every person taking the exam do a self-check before entering ODA’s campus. Please take your temperature at home to ensure it is below 100.4 degrees. If you are feeling sick, please reschedule your exam. Please wear a mask and make sure it is covering your nose and mouth the entire time you are taking the exam. You can find additional information on how to slow the spread of COVID-19 here.

Per OAC 901:5-11-08(A)(7), applicants must wait five business days between testing sessions. For additional information, please call the Pesticide & Fertilizer Regulation Section at 614-728-6987, option 1 or email pesticides@agri.ohio.gov.

For additional information regarding testing sessions and steps ODA is taking to protect Ohioans, please visit our website.

In addition to resuming testing, ODA is currently working with Ohio State University to offer online courses approved for pesticide and fertilizer recertification credit for current licensees with licenses expiring in 2020.  Details on that process will be posted here once it is available.