Licenses and Certification Exams

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

Pesticide Applicator - Certification and Licensing in Florida - (pdf)

- 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 at (850) 617-7997.

- 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 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)