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



For more information, or to order a pocket guide (bilingual English/Spanish), please contact:
Licensing and Certification Program
Phone: (916) 445-4038