Florida Pesticide License:
Soil & Greenhouse

The Florida Soil & Greenhouse Pesticide License is available either as a Public certification, for those applicators that apply pesticides to Soils and Greenhouses and that work for federal, state, county or municipal public agencies, or as a Commercial certification for contractors who apply pesticides to Soils and Greenhouses.

The Florida Soil & Greenhouse Pesticide Certification Exam requires a passing grade (70%), and a passing grade (70%) on the General Standards (CORE) Exam.Please see Core Exam FAQ. This certification must be renewed every 4 years either by testing or with 8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Contact the County Extension Office in your county to determine the dates and times of pesticide testing.

A helpful resource is the UF/IFAS publication Licensing of Soil and Greenhouse Fumigation Applicators in Florida

Costs

Test

Free

License

$100 for Public category
$250 for Commercial category

License Renewal

$100 for Public category
$250 for Commercial category

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Renewal Information

The Renewal period is every 4 years. 8 total Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are needed for renewal:

  • 4 CEUs in the Soil & Greenhouse category

    plus
  • 4 CEUs in the CORE category.

Note: 1 CEU equals 50 minutes of classroom time.

This is a State of Florida certification issued by the Bureau of Compliance Monitoring (BCM), a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). If you need more information or have a problem, call the Bureau at 850-488-8731, or by fax at 850-488-8498, 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday.

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Study Manual Information

These study manuals are available from the IFAS Bookstore in Gainesville, either by ordering online or by calling 1-800-226-1764. Credit card orders should arrive in 4-5 days.

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