Pesticide Regulation

picture of inspectorsThe Pesticide Regulation Section administers Maryland's Pesticide Applicator's Law, approves training courses in the handling, storage and use of pesticides, conducts examinations to determine that pesticide applicators are competent to follow prescribed pest control practices, enforces federal laws on the sale and use of pesticides, and investigates pesticide accidents or incidents and consumer complaints on pesticide misuse.

To find out more, call Pesticide Regulation at (410) 841-5710.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Registration of pesticide products is handled by the Maryland Department of Agriculture's State Chemist's Section.

UPDATE: THE OCTOBER EXA​M WILL OCCUR WITH NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED TO TAKE THE EXAM. EXAM DIRECTIONS WILL BE MAILED TO ONLY
THOSE WHO ARE REGISTERED​.

Contact Information

Robert Hofstetter​
Program Manager
Pesticide Regulation Section

Telephone: 410-841-5710

Online Pesticide Licensing and Certification renewal & Pesticide Search

ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY - Carbofuran (May 2019)

​​UPDATE: THE OCTOBER EXA​M WILL OCCUR WITH NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED TO TAKE THE EXAM. EXAM DIRECTIONS WILL BE MAILED TO ONLY THOSE WHO ARE REGISTERED​.

Pesticides for Use on Medical Cannabis

Pesticide Sensitive Crop Locator


Pesticide Container Recycling Program