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
Category1A, 1B, 4, 6, 9, 10, 13
Start Date2/12/2015
End Date2/12/2015
DescriptionMD/DE Agricultural Pesticide Conference
Location

​4-H Park
Denton, MD

ContactJim Lewis
Phonejlewis2@umd.edu
Internet
Credits8 of 8 Credits
 
collapse Category Name : Agricultural ‎(8)
Category Number1
Category NameAgricultural
CategoryPVT, 1A, 10
Start Date2/25/2015
End Date2/25/2015
DescriptionUMD Extension 2015 Bay Area Fruit School
Location

​Wye Institute
Queenstown, MD

ContactDebby Dant
Phone
Internet
Credits8 of 8 Credits
 
Category Number1
Category NameAgricultural
CategoryPVT
Start Date2/27/2015
End Date2/27/2015
DescriptionUMD QA Agronomy Day
Location

​QA County 4-H Park
Centreville, MD

ContactFrancis Breeding
Phone410-758-0166
Internet
Credits4 Credits
 
Category Number1
Category NameAgricultural
CategoryPVT, 1A
Start Date2/27/2015
End Date2/27/2015
DescriptionLittle Britain Ag Supply Vineyard Producers Meeting
Location

​Northbrook Marketplace
West Chester, PA

ContactChris Burkhart
Phone717-529-2197
Internet
Credits4 Credits
 
Category Number1
Category NameAgricultural
CategoryPVT, 1A, 6
Start Date3/3/2015
End Date3/3/2015
DescriptionUniversity of Delaware Extension Weed ID & Management Program
Location

​Sussex County, DE

ContactMark VanGessel
Phone302-856-7303
Internet
Credits4 Credits
 
Category Number1
Category NameAgricultural
CategoryPVT
Start Date3/4/2015
End Date3/4/2015
DescriptionUMD Extension Private Applicator Recertification Training
Location

​Frederick County UME Office
Frederick, MD

ContactTerry Poole
Phone301-600-3577
Internet
Credits4 Credits
 
Category Number1
Category NameAgricultural
CategoryPVT
Start Date3/5/2015
End Date3/5/2015
DescriptionUniversity of Delaware Extension Wheat Quality & Marketing
Location

​Harrington, DE

ContactPhillip Sylvester
Phone302-730-4000
Internet
Credits4 Credits
 
Category Number1
Category NameAgricultural
CategoryPVT, 1A, 6
Start Date3/9/2015
End Date3/9/2015
DescriptionUniversity of Delaware Extension Weed ID & Management Program
Location

​New Castle County, DE

ContactMark VanGessel
Phone302-856-7303
Internet
Credits4 Credits
 
Category Number1
Category NameAgricultural
CategoryPVT, 1A, 6
Start Date3/12/2015
End Date3/12/2015
DescriptionUniversity of Delaware Extension Weed ID & Management Program
Location

​Kent County, DE

ContactMark VanGessel
Phone302-856-7303
Internet
Credits4 Credits
 
collapse Category Name : Aquatic ‎(3)
Category Number5
Category NameAquatic
CategoryCore, 3A, 3C, 5, 6, 8, 10
Start Date3/3/2015
End Date3/3/2015
DescriptionPenn State Extension's Professional Pest Managers' School
Location

​Eden Resort
Lancaster, PA

ContactTim Abbey
Phone
Internet
Credits8 of 8 Credits
 
Category Number5
Category NameAquatic
Category2, 5, 6, 9, 10
Start Date3/5/2015
End Date3/5/2015
Description2015 Pesticide Safety Conference
Location

​Maritime Institute
Linthicum Heights, MD

ContactAmy Brown
Phone
Internet
Credits6 of 6 Credits
 
Category Number5
Category NameAquatic
Category5, 10
Start Date4/17/2015
End Date4/17/2015
DescriptionRutgers Pond Design, Management and Maintenance
Location

​Duke Farms
Hillsborough, NJ

ContactBianca Scardina
Phone
Internet
Credits6 of 6 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 ‎(6)
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
CategoryPvt, 3A, 3B, 10
Start Date2/27/2015
End Date2/27/2015
DescriptionManor View Farm's Education Seminar
Location

​Sheppard Pratt Conference Center
Towson, MD

ContactVicki Hagin
Phone410-771-4700
Internet
Credits
 
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
Category3A, 3C, 6, 10
Start Date3/2/2015
End Date3/2/2015
DescriptionMD Turfgrass Council Recertification Day
Location

​Maryland Department of Agriculture
Annapolis, MD

ContactVernon Cooper
Phone
Internet
Credits8 of 8 Credits
 
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
CategoryCore, 3A, 3C, 5, 6, 8, 10
Start Date3/3/2015
End Date3/3/2015
DescriptionPenn State Extension's Professional Pest Managers' School
Location

​Eden Resort
Lancaster, PA

ContactTim Abbey
Phone
Internet
Credits8 of 8 Credits
 
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
Category3A, 3C, 6, 7A, 7B, 7D, 8, 10
Start Date3/4/2015
End Date3/4/2015
DescriptionUMD Extension Southern Urban Pest Mgmt. Conference
Location

​Baden Fire Hall
Brandywine, MD

ContactHerb Reed
Phone
Internet
Credits8 of 8 Credits
 
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
Category2, 5, 6, 9, 10
Start Date3/5/2015
End Date3/5/2015
Description2015 Pesticide Safety Conference
Location

​Maritime Institute
Linthicum Heights, MD

ContactAmy Brown
Phone
Internet
Credits6 of 6 Credits
 
Category Number10
Category NameDemonstration and Research
Category5, 10
Start Date4/17/2015
End Date4/17/2015
DescriptionRutgers Pond Design, Management and Maintenance
Location

​Duke Farms
Hillsborough, NJ

ContactBianca Scardina
Phone
Internet
Credits6 of 6 Credits
 
collapse Category Name : Forest ‎(5)
Category Number2
Category NameForest
CategoryPVT, 1A
Start Date2/27/2015
End Date2/27/2015
DescriptionLittle Britain Ag Supply Vineyard Producers Meeting
Location

​Northbrook Marketplace
West Chester, PA

ContactChris Burkhart
Phone717-529-2197
Internet
Credits4 Credits
 
Category Number2
Category NameForest
CategoryPVT, 1A, 6
Start Date3/3/2015
End Date3/3/2015
DescriptionUniversity of Delaware Extension Weed ID & Management Program
Location

​Sussex County, DE

ContactMark VanGessel
Phone302-856-7303
Internet
Credits4 Credits
 
Category Number2
Category NameForest
Category2, 5, 6, 9, 10
Start Date3/5/2015
End Date3/5/2015
Description2015 Pesticide Safety Conference
Location

​Maritime Institute
Linthicum Heights, MD

ContactAmy Brown
Phone
Internet
Credits6 of 6 Credits
 
Category Number2
Category NameForest
CategoryPVT, 1A, 6
Start Date3/9/2015
End Date3/9/2015
DescriptionUniversity of Delaware Extension Weed ID & Management Program
Location

​New Castle, County, DE

ContactMark VanGessel
Phone302-856-7303
Internet
Credits4 Credits
 
Category Number2
Category NameForest
CategoryPVT, 1A, 6
Start Date3/12/2015
End Date3/12/2015
DescriptionUniversity of Delaware Extension Weed ID & Management Program
Location

​Kent County, DE

ContactMark VanGessel
Phone302-856-7303
Internet
Credits4 Credits
 
collapse Category Name : Miscellaneous ‎(12)
Category Number11
Category NameMiscellaneous
Category3A, 3C, 6, 10
Start Date3/2/2015
End Date3/2/2015
DescriptionMD Turfgrass Council Recertification Day
Location

 MDA
Annapolis, MD

 
ContactVernon Cooper
Phone410-745-9643
Internet
Credits8 Credits
 
Category Number11
Category NameMiscellaneous
Category3A, 3C, 6, 7A, 7B, 7D, 8, 10
Start Date3/4/2015
End Date3/4/2015
DescriptionUMD Extension Southern Urban Pest Mgmt. Conference
Location

​Baden Fire Hall
Brandywine, MD

ContactHerb Reed
Phone410-535-3662
Internet
Credits8 Credits
 
Category Number11
Category NameMiscellaneous
Category3A, 3B, 3C, 6, 10
Start Date4/6/2015
End Date4/6/2015
Description2015 Interstate Ornamental Plant Mgmt. Conference
Location

​Maritime Institute
Linthicum Heights, MD

ContactAvis Koelman
Phone301-405-3916
Internet
Credits8 Credits
 
Category Number11
Category NameMiscellaneous
Category3A, 3C, 6, 10
Start Date5/13/2015
End Date5/13/2015
DescriptionLongwood Gardens Continuing Education-Weed Identification Walk
Location

​Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA

ContactContinuing Education Program
Phone610-388-5454
Internet
Credits8 Credits
 
Category Number11
Category NameMiscellaneous
Category3C, 10
Start Date5/13/2015
End Date5/13/2015
DescriptionLongwood Gardens Continuing Education-Tips for Turf Diagnosis: Insect & Disease Mgmt.
Location

​Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA

ContactContinuing Education Program
Phone610-388-5454
Internet
Credits8 Credits
 
Category Number11
Category NameMiscellaneous
Category3A, 10
Start Date5/27/2015
End Date5/27/2015
DescriptionLongwood Gardens continuing Education-Plant Disease Identification
Location

​Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA

ContactContinuing Education Program
Phone610-388-5454
Internet
Credits8 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: ​​​