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On-line courses are now offered for the state of Maine.

For a private license
All private licensees, regardless of commodity, are required to obtain six recertification credits in order to renew their license every three years. Also, medicine private pesticide applicators will not be able to renew their licenses if they fail to apply for license renewal within one year of the expiration date of the previous license, even though the required number of recertification credits has been accumulated.

For a commercial license
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

RECERTIFICATION CREDITS
by commercial license level and category
CATEGORY
OPERATOR
(# of credits)
MASTER
(# of credits)

1A Agricultural - Animal

12

18

1B Agricultural - Plant

Option I - Limited Commercial Blueberry
Option II - Chemigation
Option III - Agricultural Fumigation
Option IV - Post-Harvest Treatment


12
12
12
12


18
18
18
not applicable

2 Forest
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 Industrial/Commercial/Municipal Vegetation Management
12
18
7A Structural General Pest Control (Includes Food Processing)
12
18
7B Structural Fumigation
12
18
7C1 Disinfectant and Biocide Treatments
12
18
7C2 Swimming Pool & Spa
12
18
7C3 Mold Remediation and Water Damage Restoration
12
18
7D Wood Preserving
12

18
7E Biting Fly & Other Arthropod Vectors
12
18
7F 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

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