Approved Recertification Sessions

Maryland requires every commercial applicator (even an out-of-state applicator who was certified based on reciprocity - refer to definition at the end) to attend re-certification training each year between July 1 and June 30 in order to renew his certificate. If an applicator is certified in multiple categories he must attend re-certification for each category in which he is certified. The training does not have to be held in Maryland. In order for a meeting to qualify for re-certification credit in Maryland, it must be submitted to the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) for approval as a re-certification meeting. (Note: Before a meeting can be advertised for re-certification training in Maryland it must be submitted to MDA at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting and be approved). If the meeting has not been submitted by the meeting sponsor for re-certification credit in Maryland, a copy of the meeting agenda can be submitted by the applicator to MDA for approval. In order to become re-certified, an individual must obtain the following credits on an annual basis: Categories 1, 3, 7, 8, and 9 and 13 must receive 8 credits; Categories 2, 5, and 6 must receive 6 credits; Category 10 must attend re-certification training that pertains to the area of their work. All other categories are determined on a case by case basis. (1 credit is equal to one half hour of training.)

In order for a meeting to receive re-certification credit, it must cover new laws, regulations or policies along with new pest control or pesticide technology. Integrated pest management (IPM) principles and methodologies should be incorporated into the program along with a combination of the following topics: pesticide safety; environmental concerns; pest biology; control techniques; storage; and disposal. Sponsors of the re-certification sessions must ensure that individuals needing re-certification credit attend the appropriate sessions and submit documentation to MDA that each individual has satisfied the training requirements. Documentation includes each participant's name, social security number and certificate number. If the meeting was not submitted by the sponsor, documentation of attendance must be supplied to MDA by the applicator. Certificates of completion or similar documentation can be used.

Upon submission of proof of training, MDA will update the certified applicator's training records and a renewal form will be mailed to the applicator in April. If a certified applicator does not attend re-certification training, or provide MDA with proof of attendance, the applicator will have to retake the certification exams by June 30 in order to renew the certificate.

The following is a list of meetings that have been approved by MDA, as of the date listed, for re-certification credit in Maryland. NOTE: It is the applicators responsibility to ensure that the proper documentation i s completed at the re-certification session, and submitted to MDA for credits to be awarded. 

RECIPROCITY

Reciprocity is a one-time method for a nonresident of Maryland to obtain certification in Maryland. Certification is based on the applicant taking the certification exams in their current state of residency. To become certified based on reciprocity, a copy of a current certificate from the applicant's current state of residency and a copy of a driver's license must be submitted. Upon approval, the applicant will be notified concerning payment of the necessary fees. Once the applicator becomes certified in Maryland, one must comply with Maryland's laws, regulations and training requirements.

NOTE: A business license or certificate is not considered valid until all the requirements are satisfied and MDA receives the appropriate fees and renewal forms.

  
  
  
  
  
  
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collapse Category Name : Aerial ‎(2)
Category Number13
Category NameAerial
Category1A, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13
Start Date1/19/2015
End Date1/20/2015
DescriptionNEAAA 2015 Annual Meeting
Location

​Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Dover, DE

ContactEd Carter/Sandra Carter
Phone609-820-7987/609-820-7846
Internet


Credits
 
Category Number13
Category NameAerial
Category2, 3A, 6, 9, 10, 13
Start Date2/2/2015
End Date2/3/2015
DescriptionThe VA Association of Forest Health Professionals 23rd Annual Conference
Location

​Stonewall Jackson Resort
Staunton, VA

ContactJoan Martinez Allen
Phone703-324-5541
Internet
Credits
 
collapse Category Name : Agricultural ‎(3)
Category Number1
Category NameAgricultural
Category1A 1B
Start Date1/13/2015
End Date1/13/2015
DescriptionVA Coop Ext.-Commercial Applicator Recertification Program
Location

​Nova 4-H Center
Front Royal, VA

ContactMark Sutphin
Phone540-665-5699
Internet

​mark.sutphin@vt.edu

Credits
 
Category Number1
Category NameAgricultural
Category1A, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13
Start Date1/19/2015
End Date1/20/2015
DescriptionNEAAA 2015 Annual Meeting
Location

​Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Dover, DE

ContactEd Carter/Sandra Carter
Phone609-820-7987/609-820-7846
Internet

 

 
Credits
 
Category Number1
Category NameAgricultural
CategoryPvt, 1A 3A
Start Date2/6/2015
End Date2/6/2015
DescriptionToday's Horticulture Symposium
Location

​Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA

ContactLeslie Bottaro
Phone302-588-9154
Internet

​lesliebot6@hotmail.com

Credits
 
collapse Category Name : Aquatic ‎(2)
Category Number5
Category NameAquatic
Category1A, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13
Start Date1/19/2015
End Date1/20/2015
DescriptionNEAAA 2015 Annual Meeting
Location

​Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Dover, DE

ContactEd Carter/Sandra Carter
Phone609-820-7987/609-820-7846
Internet
Credits
 
Category Number5
Category NameAquatic
Category3A, 3C, 5, 6, 10
Start Date1/22/2015
End Date1/22/2015
DescriptionFALCAN's Pest Management Conference
Location

​Frederick Fairgrounds, Null Building
797 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701

ContactDan Felice
Phone301-606-8631
Internet
Credits
 
collapse Category Name : Consultant ‎(1)
Category Number12
Category NameConsultant
CategoryNo Sessions Summitted At This Time
Start Date
End Date
Description
Location
Contact
Phone
Internet
Credits
 
collapse Category Name : Demonstration and Research ‎(10)
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
Category2 5 6 10
Start Date11/19/2014
End Date11/19/2014
DescriptionWV ROW Pesticide Recertification Programs
Location

​Beckley, WV

ContactBruce Loyd
Phone304-269-4660
Internet
Credits
 
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
CategoryPvt, 3A, 3B, 10
Start Date1/5/2015
End Date1/8/2015
DescriptionThe 27th Annual Advanced Landscape Plant IPM Short Course
Location

​University of Maryland, College Park
Plant Sciences Building

ContactAvis Koeiman
Phone
Internet
Credits
 
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
Category3A, 3C, 6, 10
Start Date1/6/2015
End Date1/6/2015
Description2015 Maryland Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show
Location

​University of  Maryland
College Park, MD

ContactJohn Vickers
Phone410-222-6250
Internet
Credits
 
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
Category7A 7B 7C 7D 7E 10
Start Date1/12/2015
End Date1/14/2015
Description79th Annual Purdue Pest Management Conference
Location

​Purdue University, East Foyer of Stewart Center
West Lafayette, IN

ContactHolly Fletcher-Timmons
Phone765-494-5856
Internet

​htimmons@purdue.edu

Credits
 
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
Category10
Start Date1/13/2015
End Date1/13/2015
DescriptionVA Coop Ext.-Commercial Applicator Recertification Program
Location

​Nova 4-H Center
Front Royal, VA

ContactMark Sutphin
Phone540-665-5699
Internet

​mark.sutphin@vt.edu

Credits
 
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
Category7A, 7C, 7D, 10
Start Date1/14/2015
End Date1/14/2015
DescriptionNMPA's 2015 Easton Conference
Location

​Hyatt Regency
Newport, RI

ContactMegan Maloney
Phone703-352-6762
Internet
Credits
 
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
Category7A, 7B, 7D, 10
Start Date1/15/2015
End Date1/15/2015
DescriptionNMPA's 2015 Eastern Conference
Location

​Hyatt Regency
Newport, RI

ContactMegan Maloney
Phone703-352-6762
Internet
Credits
 
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
Category1A, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13
Start Date1/19/2015
End Date1/20/2015
DescriptionNEAAA 2015 Annual Meeting
Location

​Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Dover, DE

ContactED Carter/Sandra Carter
Phone609-820-7987/609-820-7846
Internet
Credits
 
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
Category3A, 3C, 5, 6, 10
Start Date1/22/2015
End Date1/22/2015
DescriptionFALCAN's Pest Management Conference
Location

​Frederick Fairgrounds, Null Building
797 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701

ContactDan Felice
Phone301-606-8631
Internet
Credits
 
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
Category2, 3A, 6, 9, 10, 13
Start Date2/2/2015
End Date2/3/2015
DescriptionThe VA Association of Forest Health Professionals 23rd Annual Conference
Location

​Stonewall Jackson Resort
Staunton, VA

ContactJoan Martinez Allen
Phone703-324-5541
Internet
Credits
 
collapse Category Name : Forest ‎(3)
Category Number2
Category NameForest
Category2 5 6 10
Start Date11/19/2014
End Date11/19/2014
DescriptionWV ROW Pesticide Recertification Programs
Location

​Bekley, WV

ContactBruce Loyd
Phone304-269-4660
Internet
Credits
 
Category Number2
Category NameForest
Category1A, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13
Start Date1/19/2015
End Date1/20/2015
DescriptionNEAAA 2015 Annual Meeting
Location

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Dover, DE

ContactEd Canter/Sandra Carter
Phone609-820-7987/609-820-7846
Internet
Credits
 
Category Number2
Category NameForest
Category2, 3A, 6, 9, 10, 13
Start Date2/2/2015
End Date2/3/2015
DescriptionThe VA Association of Forest Health Professionals 23rd Annual Conference
Location

​Stonwall Jackson Resort
Stauton, VA

ContactJoan Martinez Allen
Phone703-324-5541
Internet
Credits
 
collapse Category Name : Miscellaneous ‎(1)
Category Number11
Category NameMiscellaneous
Category11C
Start Date12/18/2014
End Date12/18/2014
DescriptionDukes Root Control Sewer Line Root Control Recertification
Location

​Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center
Syracuse, NY

ContactGail Daily
Phone800-447-6687
Internet

​gail@dukes.com

Credits
 
collapse Category Name : Ornamental and Turf ‎(23)
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3C 10
Start Date11/18/2014
End Date11/20/2014
DescriptionPenn State Golf Turf Conference
Location

​Nittany Lion Inn
State College, PA

ContactMaria Landschoot
Phone
Internet

​www.turf.gs/201GTC

Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3C
Start Date12/3/2014
End Date12/3/2014
DescriptionRutgers University-Managing Turfgrass Insects
Location

​New Jersey

ContactKaren Tizzano
Phone732/932-7271
Internet

​ktizzano@rci.rutgers.edu

Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
CategoryCore, 3A 3C
Start Date12/9/2014
End Date12/11/2014
DescriptionNJ Turfgrass Assoc. 39th Annual Green Expo
Location

​The Borgata Hotel
Atlantic City, NJ

ContactCece Peabody
Phone973-812-6529
Internet

​execdirector@njturfgrass.org

Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3C
Start Date12/18/2014
End Date12/18/2014
DescriptionRutgers University-Basics of Turfgrass Management
Location

​New Jersey

ContactKaren Tizzano
Phone732/932-7271
Internet

​ktizzano@rci.rutgers.edu

Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3C
Start Date1/5/2015
End Date1/5/2015
DescriptionRutgers University-Pest Management of Ornamental Landscape Plants
Location

​New Jersey

ContactKaren Tizzano
Phone732/932-7271
Internet

​ktizzano@rci.rutgers.edu

Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
CategoryPvt, 3A, 3B, 10
Start Date1/5/2015
End Date1/8/2015
DescriptionThe 27th Annual Advanced Landscape Plant IPM Short Course
Location

​University of Maryland, College Park
Plant Sciences Building

ContactAvis Koeiman
Phone
Internet
Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3A, 3C, 6, 10
Start Date1/6/2015
End Date1/6/2015
Description2015 Maryland Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show
Location

​University of Maryland
College Park, MD

ContactJohn Vickers
Phone410-222-6250
Internet
Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3A
Start Date1/12/2015
End Date1/12/2015
DescriptionRutgers University-Managing Diseases of Ornamental Landscape Plants
Location

​New Jersey

ContactKaren Tizzano
Phone732/932-7271
Internet

​Ktizzano@rci.rutgers.edu

Credits
 
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List of Approved Re-certification Training Sessions for 2013

January 17, 2013

NOTE:
Those Individuals Certified in Category 10 Can Receive Recertification Credit by Attending Any Approved Session

That Pertains to Your Area of Expertise.

NOTE:
Those Individuals Certified in Category 12 Receive Recertification Credit by Attending Any Approved Session That Pertains to Their Area of Expertise.

NOTE:
Applicators Certified in the Following Categories WILL NOT BE REQUIRED to Attend Recertification Training During the 2010/2011 License Year - Category 1C (Grain Treatment) 11A (Wood Treatment) and 11B Tributyltin Antifoulant Paint (TBT).

Click on the categories below to go directly to the current listing of re-certification sessions: ​​​