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Pesticide Applicator Training

The Sumter County Extension Office holds regular pesticide license testing dates on the Second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM unless specified otherwise. 

Exam Registration: Follow the directions on this page to sign up for the exam. 

Exam Schedule, Holidays and Directions:  Select "Sumter Testing Center" Please note that there will be no pesticide testing in October 2018.

CEU Classes Database: 

License Information/Which License Do You Need?   A very useful flow chart for determining what license(s) you need based on your activities. Also contains links to study guides and information on license costs.


2018 Central Florida Pesticide Applicator Training Schedule


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):

Fertilizer License

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

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.

How many CEUs do you need? 

Operation CleanSweep

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service has announced the launching of the 2015-16 “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). 



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