University of Florida

Irrigation License Process

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Florida Pesticide
Licensing, Testing, & CEUs

The State of Florida requires that most professionals that apply pesticides as part of their job be certified to legally apply ANY pesticides (even Round-Up). Who must be certified and the type of certification required depends on the type of chemicals used, the site of application and the role of the applicator. Select this to find out which license you need.

For specific information select one of the pesticide licenses listed below . Each link provides details on obtaining and renewing a specific certification. Included are details about any necessary study manuals, study guides, if any, and the costs of the testing and renewal.

Fertilizer License (Limited Certification For Urban Landscape Commercial Fertilizer)


Agriculture Animal

Agriculture Row Crop

Agriculture Tree Crop

Aquatic Pesticide

Forest Pesticide

Limited Commercial Landscape Maint.

Limited Lawn & Ornamental

Limited Structural

Natural Areas

Ornamental & Turf

Pest Control Operator

Private Applicator

Public Health


Soil & Greenhouse


Commercial Horticulture

Pesticide Testing

Pesticide testing is on the FIRST Wednesday and Friday of the month.

First Wednesday paper exams - must have voucher printed. Arrive before 9 AM. For more information contact Bob Albanese (727) 582-2081

First Friday computer exams must be scheduled. Exams start at 8:30 A.M. Register here. For more information contact Bob Albanese (727) 582-2081

To see a listing of Extension offices that offer testing on a computer: CountyList