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 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 ‎(1)
Category Number13
Category NameAerial
Category2 6 9 10 13
Start Date10/20/2014
End Date10/21/2014
DescriptionMountain Lake Vegetation Management Council's Annual Meeting
Location

​Sheraton Ocean Front Hotel
Virginia Beach, VA

ContactInternational Society of Arboriculture
Phone217/355-9411
Internet


Credits
 
collapse Category Name : Agricultural ‎(2)
Category Number1
Category NameAgricultural
Category1A 2 3C 6 9 10
Start Date9/16/2014
End Date9/16/2014
DescriptionWolf Consulting and Research's Professional Applicator Training Course-Liquid Systems Focusing on PostEmergence/Foliar Applications
Location

​CaroVail Farm Center
Auburn, NY

ContactAsmark Institute Patricia Howard
Phone270/926-4600 Ext. 234
Internet

​https://www.asmark.org/TrainingCourses/PATCourse.cgi

Credits
 
Category Number1
Category NameAgricultural
Category1A 4 9 10 Pvt.
Start Date11/18/2014
End Date11/20/2014
Description2014 Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School
Location

​Princess Royale Hotel and Conference Center
Ocean City, MD

ContactSydney Young Riggi
Phone302-856-2585 ext. 571
Internet

​sydney@udel.com

Credits
 
collapse Category Name : Aquatic ‎(2)
Category Number5
Category NameAquatic
Category5
Start Date10/21/2014
End Date10/21/2014
DescriptionCygnet Enterprises Aquatic Applicators Symposium
Location

​Ramada Inn
Fishkill, NY

ContactCygnet Enterprises
Phone800/275-3325
Internet
Credits
 
Category Number5
Category NameAquatic
Category5
Start Date11/6/2014
End Date11/7/2014
DescriptionRutgers University's Lake Management
Location

​Duke Farms
Hillsborough, NJ

ContactOffice of Continuing Professional Education
Phone732/932-9271
Internet
Credits
 
collapse Category Name : Consultant ‎(1)
Category Number12
Category NameConsultant
CategoryNo Sessions Summitted At This Time
Start Date
End Date
Description
Location
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Phone
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collapse Category Name : Demonstration and Research ‎(3)
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
Category1A 2 3C 6 9 10
Start Date9/16/2014
End Date9/16/2014
DescriptionWolf Consulting and Research's Professional Applicator Training Course-Liquid Systems Focusing on PostEmergence/Foliar Applications
Location

​CaroVail Farm Center
Auburn, NY

ContactAsmark Institute Patricia Howard
Phone207/926-4600 Ext. 234
Internet

​https://www.asmark.org/TrainingCourses/PATCourse.cgi

Credits
 
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
Category2 6 9 10 13
Start Date10/20/2014
End Date10/21/2014
DescriptionMountain Lake Vegetation Management Council's Annual Meeting
Location

​Sheraton Ocean Front Hotel
Virginia Beach, VA

ContactInternational Society of Arboriculture
Phone217/355-9411
Internet
Credits
 
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
Category1A 4 9 10 Pvt.
Start Date11/18/2014
End Date11/20/2014
Description2014 Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School
Location

​Princess Royale Hotel and Conference Center
Ocean City, MD

ContactSydney Young Riggi
Phone302-856-2585 ext. 571
Internet

​sydney@udel.com

Credits
 
collapse Category Name : Forest ‎(2)
Category Number2
Category NameForest
Category1A 2 3C 6 9 10
Start Date9/16/2014
End Date9/16/2014
DescriptionWolf Consulting and Research's Professional Applicator Training Course-Liquid Systems Focusing on PostEmergence/Foliar Applications
Location

​CaroVail Farm Center
Auburn, NY

ContactAsmark Institute Patricia Howard
Phone270/926-4600 Ext. 234
Internet

​https://www.asmark.org/TrainingCourses/PATCourse.cgi

Credits
 
Category Number2
Category NameForest
Category2 6 9 10 13
Start Date10/20/2014
End Date10/21/2014
DescriptionMountain Lake Vegetation Management Council's Annual Meeting
Location

​Sheraton Ocean Front Hotel
Virginia Beach, VA

ContactInternational Society of Arboriculture
Phone217/355-9411
Internet
Credits
 
collapse Category Name : Miscellaneous ‎(1)
Category Number11
Category NameMiscellaneous
CategoryNo Sessions Summitted At This Time
Start Date
End Date
Description
Location


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Phone
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collapse Category Name : Ornamental and Turf ‎(28)
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category1A 2 3C 6 9 10
Start Date9/16/2014
End Date9/16/2014
DescriptionWolf Consulting and Research's Professional Applicator Training Course-Liquid Systems Focusing on PostEmergence/Foliar Applications
Location

​CaroVail Farm Center
Auburn, NY

ContactAsmark Institute Patricia Howard
Phone270/926-4600 Ext. 234
Internet

​http://www.asmark.org/TrainingCourses/PATCourse.cgi

Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3AC 6 10
Start Date9/17/2014
End Date9/17/2014
DescriptionLongwood Gardens Continuing Education Classes-Weed Identification Walk
Location

​Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA

ContactLongwood Continuing Education
Phone610/388-1000 Ext. 516
Internet

​https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3C 10
Start Date9/17/2014
End Date9/17/2014
DescriptionLongwood Gardens Continuing Education Classes-Tips for Turf Diagnosis: Insect and Disease Management
Location

​Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA

ContactLongwood Continuing Education
Phone610/388-1000 Ext. 516
Internet

​https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3AB
Start Date9/17/2014
End Date9/17/2014
DescriptionGriffin Greenhouse & Nursery Supplies Pro Fall Seminar
Location

​Lancaster Convention Center
Lancaster, PA

ContactGriffin Greenhouse & Nursery Supplies
Phone800/888-0054
Internet
Credits2 of 8 Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3A 10
Start Date9/25/2014
End Date9/25/2014
DescriptionLongwood Gardens Continuing Education Classes-Plant Identification
Location

​Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA

ContactLongwood Continuing Education
Phone610/388-1000 Ext. 516
Internet

​https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3A 10
Start Date9/25/2014
End Date9/25/2014
DescriptionLongwood Gardens Continuing Education Classes-Plant Disease Identification
Location

​Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA

ContactLongwood Continuing Education
Phone610/388-1000 Ext. 516
Internet

​https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3A
Start Date10/3/2014
End Date10/3/2014
Description22nd Annual Community Forestry Workshop
Location

​Carroll Community College, K Building
Westminster, MD

ContactJessica Fitzgerald
Phone410/526-6655
Internet
Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3A
Start Date10/6/2014
End Date10/6/2014
DescriptionMAC-ISA Annual Meeting-Tree Pest Session (New Insect Update)
Location

​Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

ContactCandance Teates
Phone703-753-0499
Internet
Credits4 of 8 Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3A
Start Date10/6/2014
End Date10/6/2014
DescriptionMAC-ISA Annual Meeting-Tree Pest Session (Environmentally Sound and Effective Solutions To Pest & Disease Problems)
Location

​Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

ContactCandance Teates
Phone703-753-0499
Internet
Credits4 of 8 Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3A
Start Date10/6/2014
End Date10/6/2014
DescriptionMAC-ISA Annual Meeting-Tree Pest Session (Tree Walk)
Location

​Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

ContactCandance Teates
Phone703-753-0499
Internet
Credits4 of 8 Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3C
Start Date11/3/2014
End Date11/3/2014
DescriptionSystems Approach to Natural Turf Management
Location

​The Associated Building
Baltimore, MD

ContactRobert SanGeorge-Pesticides & The Chesapeake Bay Project
Phone202/885-1808
Internet
Credits4 of 8 Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3A 10
Start Date11/12/2014
End Date11/12/2014
DescriptionTree Care Industry Association's (TCIA) Annual EXPO and Tradeshow-PHC Workshop
Location

​Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT

ContactTree Care Industry Association
Phone800/733-2622
Internet

​http://expo2014.tcia.org

Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category3A 10
Start Date11/13/2014
End Date11/13/2014
DescriptionTree Care Industry Association's (TCIA) Annual EXPO and Tradeshow
Location

​Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT

ContactTree Care Industry Association
Phone800/733-2622
Internet

​http://expo2014.tcia.org

Credits2 of 8 Credits
 
Category Number3
Category NameOrnamental and Turf
Category2 3A 10
Start Date11/14/2014
End Date11/14/2014
DescriptionTree Care Industry Association's (TCIA) Annual EXPO and Tradeshow-PHC Workshop
Location

​Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT

ContactTree Care Industry Association
Phone800/733-2622
Internet

​http://expo2014.tcia.org

Credits6 of 8 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
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
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: