University of Maryland Extension

Nutrient Management Certification Exam

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Maryland Department of Agriculture
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
United States

The Maryland Nutrient Management Certification Examination


The Nutrient Management Certification Examination will be offered on Friday, August 4, 2017, in Annapolis, Maryland. The test consists of 100 multiple choice questions selected from nine knowledge areas. These include: general nutrient management; basic soil science; agricultural and environmental management; sampling testing, and analysis for nutrient assessment; basic soil fertility; fertilizer management; manure management; biosolids management; incentives and regulations.


Farmers who are interested in developing state approved nutrient management plans, individuals from the private sector or government agencies who provide recommendations on application of nutrients to agricultural land, professionals who provide technical assistance, or are engaged in development of waste management systems and utilization of organic wastes, and individuals who make nutrient recommendations for lawn-care companies, nurseries and public grounds are also encouraged to take the exam.

Check back for more details about applying for the exam at a later date

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