Fertilizer Certification

Agricultural Fertilizer Certification Training


If you DO have an Ohio Pesticide Applicator License, follow these steps:

  1. Attend a fertilizer certification training class for 2 hours offered in addition to your 3- hour pesticide recertification -- click here for available programs for private applicators. Click here for commercial applicator programs.

  2. Complete and sign a fertilizer certification form at the end of the training class.

  3. You're done. Because you already have an Ohio private applicator license, there is no charge for the fertilizer certification. You will recertify your fertilizer certification every three years along with your pesticide license.


If you DO NOT have an Ohio Pesticide Applicator License, follow these steps:

  1. Attend an initial fertilizer certification training class for 3 hours -- click here for available programs.

  2. Complete and sign a fertilizer certification form at the end of the training class.

  3. You will receive an invoice for $30 from the Ohio Department of Agriculture for your license. You will need to recertify for fertilizer certification every three years.


Are there any more details?

The final rules for the agricultural fertilizer certification are available at: http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/901%3A5