Licenses and Certification Exams
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has two Bureaus with responsibilities for certifying and licensing pesticide applicators in Florida.
- For information on licensing and certification exams for Florida pesticide applicators who treat agricultural and related sites, such as agricultural fields, plant nurseries, golf courses, industrial sites, highway rights-of-way, and other similar areas, contact the FDACS Certification and Licensing Office in the Bureau of Compliance Monitoring at (850)617-7850 or go to Pesticide Applicators at The Division of Agricultural Environmental Services.
- For information on licenses and certification exams required for persons who do residential pesticide applications, structural pest control, or public health pest control (mosquito control, etc.) the FDACS Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control at (850) 617-7997 (Pest Control Section) or (850) 617-7995 (Mosquito Control Section) or go to their Pest Control or Mosquito Control web page.
Pesticide Applicator License Categories, Examinations, and Reference Materials - A listing of the applicator license categories for Florida, exams required for certification, and reference materials recommended for each exam.
Licenses for Persons Who Apply Pesticides to Turf and Ornamentals in Florida - A listing in a table format of the four applicator licenses for persons who apply pesticides to turf and/or ornamentals in Florida. The table provides information on the types of pesticide applications covered and the requirements for each license.
Reciprocal Agreements with Other States for Applicator Licensing in Florida
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) may be used to renew licenses issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). For information on using CEUs to renew licenses issued by the Bureau of Compliance Monitoring go to Continuing Education Units C.E.Us.
For information on using CEUs to renew Pest Control Operator and Limited licenses issued by the FDACS Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control go to Licensing and Certification on their Pest Control Section Page.
For information on using CEUs to renew Public Health licenses issued by FDACS Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control go to Continuing Education Requirements on the Licensing and Certification page for the Mosquito Control Section.