State of Maryland Department of Agriculture

pesticide applicator license maryland

Recertification

In order to renew a certificate for the upcoming license year a certified applicator must complete a minimum number of Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) each year between July 1 and June 30.

Category/Certification Type

MD Recertification Credits needed

(Annually)

Private, 4, 10, 11 4
2, 5, 6, 8 6
1, 3, 7, 9, 13 8

Courses that have been approved for Core credit can be used for satisfying the recertification requirements for any category of certification. Maryland does not require certified applicators to obtain a specific number of credits relating to Core material in order to renew a certificate.

“Maryland applicators may fulfill their full recertification credit requirement using approved online courses once every three years.”

Continuing Education

Each CEU is $15.00.

The following courses are approved by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

  • Managing Pesticide Drift – 2 CEU’s Core
  • Environmental Protection – 2 CEU’s Core
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) – 2 CEU’s Core
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Its Role in Pesticide Application – 2 CEU’s Core
  • Pesticide Applicator Safety – 2 CEU’s Core
  • Pesticide Families – 2 CEU’s Core
  • Beetles that Attack Wood: Identifying Beetles That Will Reinfest – 2 CEU’s 7B, 10
  • Beetles that Attack Wood: Identifying Beetles That Will Not Reinfest – 2 CEU’s 7B, 10
  • Life History and Habits of Carpenter Ants – 2 CEU’s 7A, 7B, 10
  • The Eastern Subterranean Termite – 2 CEU’s 7B, 10
  • Fleas Life Cycle, Habits and Control – 2 CEU’s 7A, 10
  • Identifying Cockroaches In and Around the Home – 2 CEU’s 7A, 10
  • The Greenbug- 2 CEU’s Pvt, 1A
  • Principles of IPM in Field Crops- 2 CEU’s Pvt, 1A
  • Facets of IPM in Field Crops- 2 CEU’s Pvt, 1A
  • Grasshoppers on Pastures and Rangeland – 2 CEU’s Pvt, 1A
  • Recognition and Control of Some Small Vertebrate Pests Small Mammals – 2 CEU’s 7A, 7D, 10
  • Sucking Pests of Ornamental Shrubs – 2 CEU’s 3A, 10
  • Principles of Pest Control on Lawn and Turf – 2 CEU’s 3A, 3C, 6, 10