License & Test Information
This certification is available only to employees on private property (in-house maintenance crews) and employees of government agencies who make pesticide applications to the building and structural areas of the property.
This certification requires a passing grade (75%) on the exam. This certification must be renewed every 4 years either by testing or with 4 CEU's.
We offer exams the first Wednesday of the month. For paper exams arrive before 9 AM, for computer exams 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 issued by the Bureau of Licensing and Enforcement, a division of Agricultural Environmental Services. If you need more information, or have a problem call the Bureau by phone at 850-617-7997 or by fax at 850-617-7892 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
- "General Household Pest Control Applicator Training Manual" (SM 47) $30.00
You will also need:
- The Structural Pest Control Act, Chapter 482, Florida Statutes
- Chapter 5E-14, Florida Administrative Code
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.