Licenses and Certification Exams

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is responsible for certifying and licensing pesticide applicators in Florida.

For more comprehensive information on licensing and exams, see the Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing section of the FDACS website or the Pesticide Applicator - Certification and Licensing in Florida (pdf) booklet.

- For questions about 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 at (850) 617-7997.

- For questions about 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 at (850) 617-7997.

Exam Procedures

For UF/IFAS employees who conduct pesticide applicator certification exam sessions: Standard Operating Procedures for Pesticide Applicator Certification Exams (PDF)