Florida Pesticide License: Public Health

The Florida Public Health Pesticide License, also known as the "Mosquito Control License" is required for Mosquito and Biting Fly Control pesticide applicators.

The Florida Public Health Certification Exam requires a passing grade (70%) on both the Public Health exam and the Core exam. This certification must be renewed every 4 years either by testing or with 16 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Note that in order to provide mosquito control as part of a business a Pest Control Operator license is required.  See more info here.

Contact the County Extension Office in your county to determine the dates and times of pesticide testing.






License Renewal


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Renewal Information

The Renewal period is every 4 years. 16 total Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are needed for renewal:

  • 16 CEUs in the Public Health category.

Note: 1 CEU equals 50 minutes of classroom time.

This is a State of Florida certification issued by the Bureau of Licensing and Enforcement, Mosquito Control Section, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). If you need more information or have a problem, call the Bureau at 850-617-7997, 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday.

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Study Manual Information

These study manuals are available from the IFAS Bookstore in Gainesville, either by ordering online or by calling 1-800-226-1764. Credit card orders should arrive in 4-5 days.

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Florida Pesticide Testing Information

Both of the required exams may be taken at your local county extension service office or the Bureau's Headquarters in Tallahassee, at any of the twelve regional entomologist / inspectors located throughout the State, and at certification workshops that are held regionally during the Spring.

Contact the County Extension Office in your county to determine if they offer Exam Prep Classes for this license.

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  • Polk County
    Extension Service

    1702 Hwy 17 S
    Bartow, FL  33831-9005
    (863) 519-8677 x 102
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Polk Extension Service
1702 Hwy 17 S
 Bartow, Fl., 33831-9005
 863-519-8677 phone
 863-534-0001 fax
 Business hours: 8 am - 5 pm
 Days open: Monday – Friday


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