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.
We provide testing the first Wednesday of the month. For paper exams arrive before 9 AM, for computer exams register here.
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|$150||Free||$25 every 4 years|
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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
- " Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management" (SM7) $20.00
You will also need:
- The Structural Pest Control Act, Chapter 482, Florida Statutes
- Chapter 5E-14, Florida Administrative Code
- Best Management Practices for Protection of Water Resources in Florida
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.