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Florida Pesticide Licensing & CEUs

Each link below provides details on obtaining and renewing a specific certification. Included are details about any necessary study manuals, study guides (if any), and the costs of the testing and renewal.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many CEUs are needed for renewal?

Select your specific Licensing / Certification information below:

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Which pesticide license do you need?

See this helpful diagram to find out.

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Are exam study guides available?

Study guides are available for some exams:

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Where do I find my pesticide exam score?

The Bureau of Licensing and Enforcement Web site.

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How long will it be before the scores are posted online?

4 weeks or so.

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Where can you find CEU classes?

Polk County Extension has multiple opportunities for convenient Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

  • Integrated Pest Management and pesticide safety videos - 2 Core CEUs
  • Industry Magazine Articles with questions you answer and send in - 1 Core CEU
  • Aquatic Pest Control Applicator Training Part I and II Videos - 2 Aquatic CEUs
  • West Central Florida pesticide CEU training dates and times.
  • Online CEU Opportunities (see top right column on this page).

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Do you need a pesticide certification or license?

The State of Florida requires that most professionals that apply pesticides as part of their job be certified to legally apply ANY pesticides (even Round-Up). Who must be certified and the type of certification required depends on the type of chemicals used, the site of application and the role of the applicator.

See the above links for a basic explanation of how each license can be used.

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How do you renew your license?

Re-certification is required before a license can be renewed. This can be accomplished by either:

  1. Re-testing
  2. Accumulating the required number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) during the license period or within 60 days after the expiration date of the certificate.

See the above links for renewal details for each specific license.

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  • Polk County
    Extension Service

    1702 Hwy 17 S
    Bartow, FL  33831-9005
    (863) 519-1049
Online CEUs
Exam Study Guides
Exam Study Manuals
Study Materials
Florida Statutes

Polk Extension Service
1702 Hwy 17 S
Bartow, Fl., 33831-9005
863-519-1049 phone
863-534-0001 fax
Business hours: 8 am - 5 pm
Days open: Monday – Friday