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Pesticide Safety Education Program - Pesticide Applicator License Categories & Training Manuals

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Agricultural Basic License

For growers who annually sell more than $1,000 of plants or plant products intended for human consumption and who use only general-use (over-the-counter) pesticides on property owned or leased by them.  One exam required (Core exam).
For more information regarding this license please visit:  The Maine Board of Pesticides Control

  • *Core Manual (Includes 1 log book) 2015:  $20.00
    • Same Core Manual for all license exams; Agricultural Basic, Private, or Commercial


Private Applicator License

For those wishing to purchase and use restricted-use or general-use pesticides in the production of agricultural commodities on property owned or leased by them. Includes; Farmers, Greenhouse and Nursery Operators, Orchardists, Christmas Tree Growers, and Foresters. Two exams required (Core and one category exam).
For more information regarding this license please visit:  The Maine Board of Pesticides Control

Training Manual Categories:

  • *Core Manual (Includes 1 log book) 2015:  $20.00
    • Same Core Manual for all license exams; Agricultural Basic, Private, or Commercial
  • Blueberry Manual Reprint 2003: $10.00
  • Field & Forage (Silage Corn) Cornell 2003: $35.00
  • Forestry Manual (Christmas Tree) Cornell 2006: 45.00
  • *Orchard Fruit Manual 2012: $10.00
  • Greenhouse  Manual Reprint 2003: $12.00
  • Potato Manual Reprint 2003: $15.00
  • Small Fruit Manual 1993: $15.00
  • *Turf Manual 2009: $20.00
  • Vegetable Manual Reprint 2006: $10.00
  • Nursery Manual (Outdoor Ornamental Manual used): Michigan 2012: $25.00
  • Log Books (Individually): $4.00


Commercial Applicator License

For professionals using any pesticide in a variety of occupations. Application of any restricted pesticide other than producing an agricultural commodity, use of a any pesticide as a service for which compensation will be received, use of any pesticide on sites open to the public, and use of any pesticide by a government employee as part of their job duties. At least two exams required (Core and one or more category exams). Additional exams required for commercial master license.

If you have any questions regarding what categories apply to you or if you are unsure about the type of commercial license (master vs. operator) you need, more information regarding this license can be found here: The Maine Board of Pesticides Control

Training Manual Categories:

  • *Core Manual (Includes 1 log book) 2015:  $20.00
    • Same Core Manual for all license exams; Agricultural Basic, Private, or Commercial
  • *1A- Agricultural Animal Iowa 1998: $10.00
  • *1B– Agricultural Plant Manual 2006: $15.00
    • Option I (Limited Blueberry) 2003: $10.00
    • Option II Chemigation: $7.00
    • Option III Agricultural Fumigation: $7.00
    • Option IV Post-Harvest Treatment: $7.00
  • 2- Forest Pest Management Manual Washington 1996 : $25.00
  • 3A- Outdoor Ornamental Manual Michigan 2012: $25.00
  • *3B- Turf Management Manual Addendum added 2010: $20.00
  • 3C- Indoor Ornamental Management Manual Reprint 1993: 12.00
  • 4- Seed Treatment Manual Iowa 1999: $10.00
  • 5- Aquatic Manual Pennsylvania 2008: $10.00
  • *5B- Sewer Root Control Manual New York: $8.00
  • *6A- Rights of Way Vegetation Management Manual 2015: $15.00
  • *6B- Industrial/Commercial/Municipal Manual 2015: $15.00
  • *7A- Structural & General Manual 2010: $20.00
  • *7C- Microbial Pest Control Manual 2009: $15.00
  • 7D- Wood Preservatives Oregon Manual 1996: $7.00
  • *7E- Biting Fly Manual 2005: $7.00
  • *7F- Termite Pest Manual 2005: $7.00
  • *8A- Public Health Manual (Biting Fly & Other Arthropod Vector Pests) 2004: $15.00
  • *8B- Public Health Manual (Other) 2004: $15.00
  • 9- Regulatory Pest Control  Manual Michigan 2006: $10.00
  • 10- Demonstration & Research Pest Control Manual Cornell 1978: $25.00
  • *11- Aerial Manual 2013: $30.00
  • *Dealer Manual 2013: $20.00
  • Log Books (Individually): $4.00


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  1. Add up the cost of the hard copy manuals or PDFs you would like to purchase. (If you are purchasing PDFs, do not include shipping).
  2. When you have the total of your purchase, please see shipping rates below and add shipping accordingly. (i.e. manual purchase totals $21.00, you would add an additional $5.00 for shipping)
  3. Please add a note with your check, listing the manuals you are requesting.
  4. Checks Payable to: Cooperative Extension
  5. Mail to: Pest Management Office 491 College Ave. Orono, ME 04473

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If you have questions please contact Meghan Dill, meghan.dill@maine.edu or 207.581.3878.

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