Pesticide Certification Exam Information

  • Applicants previously scheduled for an exam that was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency will be notified via phone regarding instructions for exam make-up dates that are beginning the week of April 20th.
  • We are now beginning to contact and schedule exam applicants who have not yet been scheduled for an exam due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency.
  • Applicants not previously scheduled for an exam may register for an exam via paper application only.
  • To schedule a private and agricultural basic exams please call the BPC office at 207-287-2731.
  • Please continue to monitor our website regarding exam applications.
  • If you have any questions please contact Board staff at pesticides@maine.gov.

Disinfectants and COVID-19

  • Maine Registered Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19 - 04/08/2020 (PDF 579KB)
    Products on this list include Maine registered disinfectants that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. The list will be updated often. If you have any questions about products please contact our office at pesticides@maine.gov.
  • EPA accepted pesticides for Coronavirus COVID-19 mitigation (Source: EPA)
    This site provides information on EPA’s criteria for determining which pesticides are listed for use against SARS-CoV-2.
  • Information on using disinfectants to control the COVID-19 Virus (Source: NPIC)
    Find general guidance on using disinfectants effectively. Also find steps to consider to reduce your risk when using disinfectants.
  • Respiratory Protection: Keeping Yourself Safe and Meeting Legal Requirements (Source: NPSEC) - This infographic contains a helpful decision matrix for determining the need for a respirator during pesticide application. It also provides suggestions on which types of respirators will provide equivalent or better protection when a label listed respirator is unavailable.

The next Board of Pesticides Control Meeting is Scheduled to be Held on June 5, 2020.

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