University of Maryland Extension

Pesticide Applicators

Maryland pesticide applicators are licensed through the Maryland Department of Agricutlure as:

  1. Private Pesticide Applicators
  2. Commercial Pesticide Applicators

2020 Pesticide Renewals

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have planned several options for you to obtain credits.

Option 1: Attend an online training at any one of the eleven virtual crop meetings planned from December through February. Please visit  to register and view the full agendas for each meeting.

Option 2: Watch prerecorded online webinars at your own pace through our University of Maryland Pesticide Portal. You can pick and choose which webinars are of interest to you to obtain the needed credit hours. Complete the request form at including your name and contact information. You will be asked to click on what training you are interested in and your certification number. You will then be directed to the video series. These are best watched on a tablet or laptop as there are questions embedded in each video.

Option 3: Some small in-person trainings will happen around the state. Space will be limited and registration will be required. Contact your local Extension office for more information.

*Remember that renewals are done online now at Videos below show how to navigate the website.


2018 Mid-Atlantic Field Crop Weed Management Guide

2016 Disease and Nematode Management in Field Crops

Pesticide Education and Safety

UMD Pesticide Education and Assessment Program


Maryland Department of Agriculture - Pesticide Regulation

50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401

Telephone: 410-841-5710

How to Renew your License - youtube video

How to Print your License - youtube video


Maryland Pesticide Licensing and Certification Website

Take Action, Herbicide Classification Chart

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