University of Florida

Limited Lawn & Ornamental
License & Test Information

This certification, also known as the Limited L & O license is available only to employees on private property (in-house maintenance crews) and employees of government agencies who make pesticide applications to the turf and ornamental areas of the property.

Click here to get started online.


Click here for paper application.

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 provide testing the first Wednesday of the month. For paper exams arrive before 9 AM, for computer exams register here.


Cost of test: Cost of license: Cost of renewal:
$150 Free $25 every 4 years


CEUs needed for license renewal: Renewal period:
  • 4 CEUs are required
  • Any combination of Lawn & Ornamental CEUs and 482 Core CEUs is acceptable.
  • Every 4 Years

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.

Study Materials

The exam study manuals are:

You will also need:

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.