Florida Private Applicator
Certification & Test Information
This license is available only for private individuals applying pesticides to their own property or to property rented, leased to them or to their employer.
This certification requires a passing grade (70%) on the Private exam and a passing grade (70%) on the General Standards (Core) Exam. This certification must be renewed every 4 years either by testing or with 8 CEUs.
We offer exams the first Wednesday of the month. For a paper exam arrive before 9 AM, for a computer exam register here.
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Note: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit) equals 50 minutes of classroom time. This is a State of Florida certification. For more information see Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing, a division of Agricultural Environmental Services. If you need more information, or have a problem call Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing by phone at 850-617-7870 or by fax at 850-617-7895 Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.
The exam study manuals are:
- "Applying Pesticides Correctly" (SM-1) $20.00
also called the "Core" manual
- "The Private Applicator Pest Control Training Manual" (SM 53) $10.00
- Florida Statutes
These exam study manuals are available from the IFAS Bookstore in Gainesville, either by ordering online or by calling 1-800-226-1764. If you order with a credit card, you should receive the books within 4-5 days. The links above go directly to the manuals themselves.