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Pesticide Applicator Training


Which Pesticide License Do You Need?

Agricultural Categories, exams, and study materials for each category. Study materials available to purchase at IFAS Extension Bookstore. Some materials available in the reference section of Lake County Libraries.

Limited Lawn and Ornamental and Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance licenses now have their own study guides to use with the Applying Pesticides Correctly (CORE) study guide.

Pesticide License categories and study materials list.

Exam Vouchers (apply for an exam) and Scheduling

Spanish - online pesticide applicator training.


Central Florida Pesticide Applicator Training Schedule

Classes at UF/IFAS Extension Lake County


NEW WPS Train the Trainer On Line training. EPA-approved training you can do at your own pace from your own computer. Cost is $35. Take the Training. This training will provide you with a WPS TTT certificate allowing you to train your workers and handlers with all the latest WPS requirements.

Training workers and handlers with EPA-approved WPS training is easier than ever. You have a choice of slide shows you narrate or videos, both below.

WPS Materials Order Form (includes WPS safety training video, central poster, how to comply, and more)

NEW WPS EPA-approved presentations to use to train workers and handlers. You must use the full, unaltered slide show and use the notes that are provided.

New EPA Approved WPS training videos (some available as downloadable format, others on YouTube will require internet connection):

WPS Respirator requirements:

Special Paraquat training requirements - to use paraquat you must now take a special online training. Online training.

Fertilizer License

Need a Fertilizer License? You need to become Green Industry Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) Certified.

Search for GI-BMP classes.

Urban Fertilizer license CEUs online.

GI-BMP classes in Orange County. Various dates. Registration.

Limited Certification Application Instructions

Commercial Landscape Maintenance

Limited Government/Private Certification

Urban Fertilizer Application Certification

Online CEUs

CEUs for fee from UF/IFAS Pesticide Information Office

Free online CEUs in CORE from Growing Produce

Free online CEUs in CORE from Citrus Industry Magazine

Check to make sure they are exactly the category that you need to renew.

Search for CEU classes.

How many CEUs do you need? 

Operation CleanSweep

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service periodically, depending on funding, has “Operation Cleansweep”.  The purpose of “Operation Cleansweep” is to offer a safe, convenient, and cost effective mechanism for agricultural operations, golf courses, and pest control companies to properly dispose of canceled, suspended, and unusable pesticides (CSUP). Check out their latest announcement.


352-343-4101 ext. 2727

Juanita Popenoe,, for questions

Exam vouchers and scheduling

Upcoming Lake County Classes