Pesticide Safety Education Program
To become licensed to apply pesticides in Maine, individuals must first earn certification through examinations that show proficiency in pest management, pesticide use and safety. The Maine Pesticide Safety Education Program provides certification training for all agricultural basic, private, and commercial pesticide applicators in a collaborative effort between University of Maine Cooperative Extension, the Maine Board of Pesticides Control, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
For training manuals and upcoming recertification opportunities, please see:
Recertification Meeting Calendar (Maine Board of Pesticides Control)
For more information on certification & licensing, pesticide laws & regulations, and the Worker Protection Standard, contact the Maine Board of Pesticides Control at 207.287.2731.
Please direct questions regarding training manuals to:
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Pest Management Office
491 College Ave.
Orono, ME 04473-1295
Please direct questions regarding licensing, certification, pesticide laws & regulations, etc. to:
Manager of Pesticide Programs
Board of Pesticides Control
State House Station #28
Augusta, ME 04333-0028