State of Maine Board of Pesticides Control

maine pesticide applicator license

Recertification

For questions regarding Maine Board of Pesticides Control recertification requirements contact:

Gary Fish

(207) 287-2731

gary.fish@state.me.us

Recertification Credits for Private Licensees

All private licensees, regardless of category, are required to obtain six (6) recertification credits in order to renew their license every three years.

All commercial licensees, regardless of category, are certified for six years and must obtain the total number of credits shown below. Of the twelve or eighteen total credits required, three must come from at least one of the categories he/she is licensed in and at least one must cover toxicology/environmental science or ecology.

One recertification credit equals one-hour of training related to pest management.

Recertification Credits by Commercial License Level and Categories

Category
Operator
Master
1A Agricultural – Animal
Option I – Agricultural Animal
12
18
Option II – Household Pets
12
not applicable
1B Agricultural – Plant 12 18
12
18
Option I – Limited Commercial Blueberry
12
18
Option II – Chemigation
12
18
Option III – Agricultural Fumigation
12
18
Option IV – Post-Harvest Treatment
12
not applicable
2A Forest General
12
18
2B Forest Vegetation Management
12
18
3A Outdoor Ornamentals
12
18
3B Turf
12
18
3C Indoor Ornamentals
12
18
4 Seed Treatment
12
18
5 Aquatic Pest Control
12
18
6A Utility Right of Way Vegetation Management
12
18
6B Roadside Vegetation Management
12
18
6C Railroad Vegetation Management
12
18
6D Industrial/Commercial/Municipal Vegetation Management
12
18
7A Structural General Pest Control
12
18
7B Food Processing & Fumigation
12
18
7C Disinfectant and Biocide Treatments
12
18
7D Wood Preserving
Option I – Pressure Treatment
12
18
Option II – Sapstain/Blue Stain Treatment
12
18
Option III – Remedial Treatment
12
18
Option IV – General Wood Treatment
12
18
7E Biting Fly & other Arthropod Vectors
12
18
7F Antifouling Paints
12
not applicable
7G Termite Pests
12
18
8A Public Health – Biting Fly (a)
12
18
8b Public Health – Other (a)
12
18
9 Regulatory Pest Control (a)
12
18
10 Demonstration & Research Pest Control (b)
12
18
11 Aerial Pest Control (b)
12
18

(a) for government officials only (b) requires another certification category

Continuing Education

The following courses and appropriate continuing education points have been approved by the Maine Board of Pesticides Control.