Maintenance Gardener Pest Control Certification

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A maintenance gardener (MG) typically owns or works for a business that provides routine lawn and garden care for homeowners. Occasionally, pesticides are applied as part of a MG job. The MG category Q applicator certificate allows the occasional use of most common pesticides in home landscapes.

Which certificate do I need? How do I get one?
Maintenance gardener applying general use pesticides
What if I own a business? How do I get it licensed and registered?
Two gardeners mulching a plant bed
How do I renew my Qualified Applicator Certificate?
Qualified Applicator card issued by DPR
Information on pest management practices, IPM, health/safety, environmental issues
Personal protective equipment: Coveralls, boots, hard hat, eyewear, and gloves

For more information, or to order a pocket guide (bilingual English/Spanish), please contact:
Licensing and Certification Program
Phone: (916) 445-4038
E-mail: LicenseMail@cdpr.ca.gov