Maryland Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Our instructor lead 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!

Need to obtain your applicator's license? Check out our Pesticide Applicator Core Exam Prep Course!

Online Courses

Maryland Federal Pesticide Laws (#MDA int 409)

Pesticides are hazardous substances that can cause serious harm if used improperly. Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment. Federal and state pesticide laws and regulations control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal in the best public interest. This course addresses the requirements set forth by federal regulations. Pesticide applicators are responsible for learning about and complying with all regulations.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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Maryland Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response (#MDA int 413)

PPE comprises the clothing and devices you wear to protect your body from contact with pesticides. 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 understand the protections and limitations of PPE. Proper PPE selection, use, and care are essential.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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Maryland Pest Management (#MDA int 408)

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to discuss the importance of pest identification in pest control, describe how pest population levels trigger control procedures, and give several reasons why pesticide applications may fail.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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Maryland Pesticide Application Procedures (#MDA int 417)

Today’s pest management practices require modern equipment to apply a variety of pesticides. Pesticides may be applied as sprays, dusts, granules, gases (vapors), fogs, baits, rubs, or dips. The vast array of application equipment must be matched to the pesticide as well as to the size and type of the job. To make an effective, safe, and efficient application, read the label first. In addition, you must properly select, operate, calibrate, and maintain your equipment.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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Maryland Pesticide Formulations (#MDA int 411)

A pesticide formulation is a combination of active and inert ingredients that forms an end-use pesticide product. Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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Maryland Pesticide Hazards and First Aid (#MDA int 412)

Pesticides are designed to be toxic to living organisms so they can control pests (e.g., plants, insects, rodents, fungi, and bacteria). At the same time, pesticides must be used with special care to avoid harming nontarget organisms, including pesticide applicators, handlers, and anyone else exposed to the product. Pesticides can have both short-term and long-term effects on humans. As a result, pesticide users need to be concerned with the hazards associated with exposure to the chemical and not exclusively with the toxicity of the pesticide.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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Maryland Pesticide Labeling (#MDA Int 410)

The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. The information printed on and attached to the pesticide container is the label. By law, pesticide users are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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Maryland Pesticides in the Environment (#MDA Int 414)

Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment. 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.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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Maryland Planning the Pesticide Application (#MDA Int 416)

Planning is essential before beginning a pesticide application. To help plan, you should know how to select the right pesticide for the job, review the label, test for pesticide compatibility before mixing, choose what personal protective equipment to wear, transfer pesticides safely, and clean up after an application.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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Maryland Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct (#MDA Int 415)

This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored.  It is important for certified applicators to know under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products. You also need to understand the importance of communication and how to communicate with customers about what you are doing.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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State Requirements

INITIAL LICENSING

How do I get my pesticide applicator's license?

Private Applicators:

  • Step 1 – You must be 16 years or older
  • Step 2 - Complete a Private Applicator application
  • Step 3 - Pass exam with a score of 70% or higher -  Click here for more information about our Exam Prep Course!
  • Step 4 – Submit $7 to MDA for pesticide certificate.

Commercial Applicators: 

  • Step 1 – You must be at least 18 years or older
  • Step 2 – Have at least 1 year of pesticide application experience as a registered employee in the appropriate categories.
  • Step 3 - Complete a Commercial Applicator application.
  • Step 4 – Pass the exam with a score of 70% or higher - Click herefor more information about our Exam Prep Course!
  • Step 2 – Pay $150 business license fee
  • Step 3 – Provide proof of general liability insurance

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

Renewal Cycle: 

  • Commercial - Annual
  • Private - Every 3 years

Renewal Deadline:

  • Commercial - June 30th
  • Private - December 31st

How do I renew my Maryland certified applicator license?
The state of Maryland will send you a renewal information card about a month before your renewal.

  1. Complete the appropriate continuing education (see table below) 
  2. Renewed through the Maryland Department of Agriculture website.
    *You will be able to log onto the site with your business license/ permit number and the code you received on your information card.
    *Commercial applicators will be subject to a $150 renewal fee.

What continuing education do I need to maintain my pesticide applicator's license?

8 credits | 4 hours
Agricultural Plant
Ornamental & Turf
Structural Pest Control
Demonstration & Research
Microbial Pest Control

6 credits | 3 hours
Forest Pest Control
Aquatic Pest Control
Right-of-Way
Public Health

4 credits | 2 hours
Seed Treatment
Pesticide Dealer
Private Applicators

In-Person Training
Wood Preservatives
Anti-Fouling Paint

Who submits my continuing education to the state?
Certified Training Institute will submit students continuing education the next day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your courses state approved?
Yes! All our courses are approved by the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Office of Pest Management.

What happens if my Maryland pesticide license expires?
Applicators will have a one month grace period to renew. After the grace period, a $30 late fee per license will be incurred.

What classifications of applicators licensing does Maryland have?
Maryland has established four levels of licensing for pesticide applicators and private applicators.

  • Private Applicators - individuals who apply restricted-use pesticides to an agricultural commodity on their own property.
  • Commercial Applicator – individuals who apply or supervise the application of pesticides for a licensed or regulated pesticide application business.

What are the categories and subcategories for Maryland pesticide licensing?
The State of Maryland currently has 16 categories and subcategories for pesticide licensing. Applicators holding a commercial license will need to pass the core exam along with at least one of these specialties. Click here for a description of each classification.

  1. Agricultural Plant
    1. Plant
    2. Animal
    3. Grain Treatment
  2. Forest Pest Control
  3. Ornamental & Turf
    1. Ornamental Plant- Exterior
    2. Ornamental Plant - Interior
  4. Seed Treatment
  5. Aquatic Pest Control
  6. Right of Way
  7. Structural Pest control
    1. General Pesto Control
    2. Wood Destroying Insects
    3. Wildlife Control
    4. Rodent Control
    5. Fumigation
  8. Public Health
  9. Regulatory
  10. Demonstration & Research
  11. Miscellaneous
    1. Wood Treatment
    2. Tributyltin Antifoulant Paint
    3. Sewer Root Control
  12. Consultant
  13. Aerial

Does the State of Maryland offer reciprocity with other states?
Maryland offers reciprocity to license holders with a copy of their current certificate and their driver’s license. Applicators must complete an application for reciprocity.

Course Demo

Here is short preview from the Pesticide Labeling course.

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