Maryland Pesticide Applicator

Renewal Deadline:
Commercial applicators - every year by June 30th.
Private applicators - every 3 years by December 31st.

CE Requirements:
8 credits - Category 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 13 every year

6 credits - Category 2, 5, 6 every year
4 credits - Category 10 every year
4 credits - Category 4 & 11 every three years

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Online Maryland Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 510

4 hour course | Approved for 8 credits: 3A 
This course teaches the basics of disease management for landscape plantings, cost minimizing strategies, and tools and techniques needed to successfully control disease in the highly competitive world of landscaping in Maryland.

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Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 514

4 hour course | Approved for 8 credits: 7C
This course focuses on the fundamentals of wildlife damage inspection including indentification based on habitat, routes of entry, scat and tracks. It will help you understand the unique biological and legal risks that are involved with the inspection process in Maryland as well as the proper equipment and PPE that should be used.

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Right of Way: Pest Control | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 502

4 hour course | Approved for 8 credits: 6 
This course will help applicators in Maryland understand the five main groups of pests, identifying those pests, and help applicators decide on management strategies. It will also cover the main causes of plant disease, plant life cycles, and the developmental stages through which plants progress.

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Right of Way: Weed Control | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 499

4 hour course | Approved for 8 credits: 6 
This course will review the methods and techniques to manage vegetation on rights of way and non-cropland industrial sites safely without damage to non-target species, sites, objects or the environment in Maryland.

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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 512

3 hour course | Approved for 6 credits: 3B 
This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management in enclosed spaces where exposure is increased, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully control the environment in Maryland.  

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$49.00
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Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 511

3 hour course | Approved for 6 credits: 3C 
This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for various turf grasses, the multiple steps involved, and the different tools and techniques to successfully control the environment in Maryland.

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Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests | Maryland Approval #MDAInt515

2 hour course | Approved for 4 credits: 7D, 7E
This course focuses on the use of fumigants to effectively control burrowing animals in Maryland. Students will learn about different fumigation devices and products, and how best to comply with label restrictions to protect both non-targets and applicators from harm.

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$35.00
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Aquatic Weed Control | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 497

2 hour course | Approved for 4 credits: 5 
Managing aquatic weeds in Maryland revolves around proper plant identificaiton. Tailoring management strategies to address specific aquatic plant life is only possible through accurate identification. This course teaches the basics of aquatic weed identification, and the different approaches to aquatic plant management.

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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 498

2 hour course | Approved for 4 credits: Private, 1A 
This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented in Maryland to coordinate the efforts of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find the balance between managing pest and protecting pollinators. 

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$35.00
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Integrated Pest and Resistance Management | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 505

2 hour course | Approved for 4 credits: Core, Private, 1A, 3A, 3B, 3C 
This course covers a range of topics important to pesticide resistance management in Maryland including Integrated Managementement (IPM), correct sampling techniques for plant pathogens, proper insect identification, and pesticide application equipment calibration.  

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$35.00
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Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 504

2 hour course | Approved for 4 credits: Private, 1A 
This course discusses pest identification and management strategies for corn, soybean and grain sorghum. Each species is identified according to various stages of maturity, the signs and symptoms exhibited, and the type of biological, cultural or chemical control recommended for each.

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Pest Identification: Rice and Cotton | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 503

2 hour course | Approved for 4 credits: Private, 1A 
This course discusses proper insect and plant pathogen sampling techniques as well as pest identification for rice and cotton. Each pest and pathogen are identified according to various stages of maturity, the signs and symptoms exhibited, and the type of biological, cultural or chemical control recommended for each.

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IPM for Turf Management | Maryland Approval #MDAInt529

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 3C
As a turf manager in Maryland you'll need to be more than someone who just applies pesticides. Good turf management requires the use of all the tools in the toolbox. This course will touch on the best practice cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical controls for turf management.

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$19.00
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Seed Treatment Product Safety | Maryland Approval #MDAint530

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 4
In the last ten years there has been a resurgence of treated seed use, largely due to the advent of improved chemical performance. We as agricultural producers in Maryland are obviously concerned about the more modern applications of these processes. This course outlines the benefits and risks associated with treated seed products.

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Cultural Practices for Turf Management | Maryland Approval #MDAInt543

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 3C Turf responds best to consistent cultural practices including mowing, irrigating, and fertilizing. But as turf managers in Maryland know, there is a right way and a wrong way to do these. This course covers the dos and don'ts of good cultural practices that will result in a healthy vigorous turf that will be enjoyed for years.

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Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests | Maryland Approval #MDAInt544

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 3C, 7C
There are a variety of diseases, disorders, insects, and vertebrate pests that can cause problems in turfgrass. This course will give applicators and turf managers in Maryland an overview of these common pests and strategies for their management. 

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Application Equipment and Calibration | Maryland Approval #MDAInt545

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: Core; Private
When pesticide applications become necessary for good turf management, it's important to understand how the application equipment works and how to properly calibrate the equipment. This course will provide turf managers in Maryland with an understanding of the most common types of equipment used for pesticide applications on turf and how to properly calibrate the equipment.

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IPM for Termite Prevention | Maryland Approval #MDAInt546

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 7B
Termites are one of the most destructive pests in the United States. But there are several common-sense IPM practices that can be implemented to make a structure less inviting to termites from the start. This course will provide a review of IPM principles, termite biology, and several IPM practices to make any structure less attractive to termites.

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$19.00
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Common Turfgrass Weeds | Maryland Approval #MDAInt547

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 3C
Managing weeds in a turf stand can be a tricky proposition. Often times the client fails to recognize that the presence of weeds in a turf stand is the result of poor turf, not the cause. This course will provide applicators in Maryland with a working knowledge of weed biology, weed identification, and how herbicides work.

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Pollinator Stewardship | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 501

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: Private, 1A 
This course provides an outline of the primary concerns of the bee-keeping industry including colony collapse disorder (CCD), factors affecting honey bee decline, invasive insects, fungal disease, best practices for pollinator stewardship, and minimizing pesticide risks for pollinators in Maryland.

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Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 500

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 8 
This course covers a range of mosquito-borne diseases with an emphasis on the Zika virus. Zika's extent, side effects, testing and diagnostics are detailed along with protection and reduction techniques of mosquitoes to minimize the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases in Maryland.

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How Fungicides Work | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 513

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 1A, 1C, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4
This course provides a basic understanding of fungicides and how they work. Fungal spores, germination, plant appearance, infestions, and fungicide mechanism are all discussed using easy to follow diagrams explained by the on-screen instructor.

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Federal Pesticide Laws | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 409

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: Core
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment in Maryland. This course addresses the Federal pesticide laws that control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal in the best public interest. 

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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 413

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: Core
Wearing PPE can reduce exposure (dermal, inhalation, ocular, or oral) and thereby lower the chances of pesticide injury, illness, or poisoning. It is important that all pesticide applicators and handlers in Maryland understand the protections and limitations of PPE. 

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Pest Management | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 408

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: Core
This course addresses the federal pesticide laws that control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal of pesticides while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment in Maryland. 

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Pesticide Application Procedures | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 417

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: Core
Pesticides may be applied in Maryland as sprays, dusts, granules, gases (vapors), fogs, baits, rubs, or dips and require the correct equipment for the pesticide as well as the job size and type. In addition, you must properly select, operate, calibrate, and maintain your equipment.

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Pesticide Formulations | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 411

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: Core
Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations in Maryland, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.

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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 412

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: Core
Pesticides are designed to be toxic so they can control pests (e.g., plants, insects, rodents, fungi, and bacteria) while not harming non-target organisms and anyone else exposed to the product. Pesticide users in Maryland need to be concerned with the hazards associated with exposure to the chemical and not just the toxicity of the pesticide.

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Pesticide Labeling | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 410

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: Core
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. By law, pesticide users in Maryland are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.

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Pesticides in the Environment | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 414

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: Core
Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment in Maryland. Initially, hazards to humans were the primary reason the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided to classify a pesticide as a restricted-use product.

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Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 415

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: Core
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored in Maryland, under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products and how to communicate these issues with customers. 

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Planning the Pesticide Application | Maryland Approval #MDA Int 416

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: Core
Before beginning a pesticide application in Maryland, you should know how to select the right pesticide for the job, review the label, test for pesticide compatibility before mixing, select personal protective equipment, transfer pesticides safely, and clean up after an application.

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Online Worker Protection Standard Courses

2018 Worker Protection Standard (WPS) - Agricultural Worker Training Program (Unlimited)

Train Unlimited Workers | EPA Worker PST 00024 | EPA Handler PST 00018; 00022; or 00027
(Handler materials provided through PERC) This EPA Approved Training Program provides everything your business needs to train your agricultural workers. This video program comes in both English and Spanish and trains unlimited workers.
Includes Handler Training Guide and Tracking System at No Extra Cost!

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$399.00
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2018 Worker Protection Standard (WPS) - Agricultural Worker Training Program (25 Workers)

Train 25 Workers | EPA Worker PST 00024 | EPA Handler PST 00018; 00022; or 00027
(Handler materials provided through PERC) This EPA Approved Training Program provides everything your business needs to train your agricultural workers. This video program comes in both English and Spanish and trains up to 25 workers.
Includes Handler Training Guide and Tracking System at No Extra Cost!

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$159.00
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Online Maryland Pesticide Applicator Exam Prep Course

Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam Prep Program

12 Hour | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual. The test administered by your state, tribe, territory, or federal department/agency will cover this information along with state, tribe, etc. specific information. Passing the core exam is essential to becoming a certified applicator. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation of pesticide safety principles. By learning how to handle pesticides correctly, you will be able to protect yourself, others, and the environment from pesticide misuse.

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$99.00
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Turfgrass Pest Management Exam Prep

8 Hour | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for the Turfgrass Pest Management category exam. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation of turf management principles. By learning how to manage your turf correctly, you will be able to protect yourself, others, and the environment from pesticide misuse.

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$89.00
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Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Our instructor-led video courses are fast, easy, affordable and meet state licensing requirements. We offer the following continuing education courses in full HD video, and they are available when you are!

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