Pesticide Applicator Training

The State of Florida requires that certain persons be certified to legally apply ANY pesticides (even RoundUp). Who must be certified and the type of certification or license required depends on the type of chemicals used, the site of application and the role of the applicator (owner, employee, etc.).

"What kind of license do I need?" UF's Prohort decision key. Click here

Training Classes in other Counties:

St. Lucie County Pesticide (& other) class schedule:

Note: Web-based Ch 487 pesticide exams are given at St. Lucie Extension on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month beginning at 1:00PM. You must sign up at least one day in advance using the link:
UF/FDACS Online Pesticide Exam Scheduling system

Upcoming Local Workshops:

General Standards Certification (CORE)
Training & Testing for Pesticide Applicators

Thursday, September 6th, 2017
9:00am to 11:00am (training)
St Lucie County Extension, Fort Pierce
Registration via Eventbrite

Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP)
for State of Florida Commercial Fertilizer Applicator Certification

Information and links:
Click here

Aerial Pesticide Application, circa 1950
Hawaii State Department of Health website 

    • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer  Services Division of Agricultural Environmental Services (pesticides)
  • FLAES - License Renewal
    • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer  Services home page
  • PestED
    • UFL Pesticide Information website
  • Exam Study Guides
    • FLAES Chart on License categories, exams, study materials and where to locate them
  • IFAS Bookstore
    • UFL Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension bookstore (study manuals available)

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