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Maryland Department of Agriculture – Pesticide Regulation http://www.mda.state.md.us/plants-pests/pesticide_regulation/index.php
Find all the laws and regulations related to pesticide use in your state. There is also a searchable database for state-registered pesticides and certified pesticide applicators (commercial and private). In addition, information on becoming certified and licensed as a Private Pesticide Applicator is available. Specific links of interest include:
Registered Pesticides http://www.mda.state.md.us/plants-pests/pesticide_regulation/pesticide_db.php, which allows you to search for pesticides registered for use in your state.
Laws and Regulations, to learn more contact the Maryland Department of Agriculture directly.
Private Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing http://www.mda.state.md.us/plants-pests/pesticide_regulation/pesticide_applicator_certification_business_licensing_req.php, which outlines the requirements for certification and licensing to become a Private Pesticide Applicator in your state. Information on recertification (which is required every 3 years) is also provided.
Forest landowners wishing to apply restricted use pesticides on their property must be licensed as a Private Pesticide Applicator.
University of Maryland Cooperative Extension- Pesticide Assessment and Education Program http://pesticide.umd.edu/psep/private.html
Oversees testing for the Private Pesticide Applicator Certification. Their website has links to study materials for the exam and information on optional classroom training. You can contact your local county extension office to find about exam schedules. Cooperative Extension also offers classes for recertification.