Pesticide Applicator Training
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.
Applying for a Voucher and Scheduling an Exam
Three step process for applying for exam
- Apply for a pesticide applicator’s exam voucher by using this link which directs you to the FDACS website. Apply for Voucher and Exam. On the application website, each email is unique to each applicant/licensee. Do not make applications for multiple employees using one work/employer email. It is the employee’s responsibility to keep and remember their voucher number.
- Once you obtain a voucher number from FDACS, you are ready to schedule the examination in your local UF/IFAS Extension Testing Centers. Exam sessions are listed by county and can be found at UF/IFAS Extension testing centers and schedules. Seating is limited so you must schedule an appointment. Schedule Examination
- Please go to the UF/IFAS Extension testing center on the scheduled date/time. Learn about the exam policies
Which license do you need and how can you study?
Which pesticide applicator license do you need?
It all depends on where you are spraying. Which Pesticide License Do You Need? (pdf file)
Study materials available to purchase at IFAS Extension Bookstore. Some materials available in the reference section of Lake County Libraries.
Pesticide Applicator Training for exams and CEUs
- Spanish - online pesticide applicator training. Exams are all in English.
- Central Florida Pesticide Applicator Training Schedule 2021
- Classes at UF/IFAS Extension Lake County
- Search for CEU classes
To take an exam you must apply for the exam (obtain a voucher number) and schedule the exam.
Lake County Extension now hosts testing for Pest Control Operators (a 4 hour test). Contact Maggie Jarrell, firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-343-4101 ext. 2719, to make accommodations for 4 hour testing during regular testing dates.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
CEU Information Resources
Before taking a class, make sure they are the exact CEUs that you need.
- How many CEUs do you need?
- Online CEUs for fee from UF/IFAS Pesticide Information Office
- How to enroll and get CEUs from the UF/IFAS Pesticide Information Office
- Free online CEUs in CORE from Growing Produce
- Free online CEUs in CORE from Citrus Industry Magazine
- Search for CEU classes.
WPS Trainer Certification and Resources
Resources for training workers and handlers
EPA approved WPS Train the Trainer On Line training. Cost is $35. This training will provide you with a WPS TTT certificate allowing you to train your workers and handlers with all the latest WPS requirements.
WPS TTT classes are periodically held live at local Extension offices. Check the schedule to find out when.
WPS Materials Order Form (includes WPS safety training video, central poster, how to comply, and more)
New EPA Approved WPS training videos (some available as downloadable format, others on YouTube will require internet connection):
Orchard worker and handler training:
- Video for online WPS worker training - English
- Video for online WPS worker training - Spanish
- Video for online WPS handler training - English - on YouTube
- Video for online WPS handler training - Spanish - on YouTube
Greenhouse worker and handler training:
- Video for online WPS greenhouse worker training - English
- Video for online WPS greenhouse worker training - Spanish
- Video for online WPS greenhouse handler training - English - on YouTube
- Video for online WPS greenhouse handler training - Spanish - on YouTube
- Globally Harmonized System Pictograms
New WPS Respirator requirements:
- Respirator requirements for employers of pesticide handlers - includes selecting a respirator, medical evaluations, fit testing, training, maintenance of PPE and more.
- Respirator fit testing protocols from OSHA
- One option for fit testing
Use of paraquat now requires special training. It can only be done online and is free.
- Fertilizer License
Disposal of Old Pesticides
Homeowners may take their old pesticides to the landfill for hazardous waste.
Operation Cleansweep is designed for Commercial Pesticide Users.
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).