Commercial, Public and/or Private Pesticide Applicator Certification testing will be offered on Thursday, May 7th from 1:15pm to 4:30pm. There is no charge for taking an examination, but be certain to bring your valid Driver’s License or State-Issued ID.
How long will the test take? Each examination takes approximately one hour to complete, depending on the individual. If time allows, you are permitted to take more than one test. Calculators, for use during the exams, will be issued by exam administrators on a borrow basis prior to the exams.
What other examinations will be offered? In addition to the General Standards (CORE) examination, examinations are offered in many other primary and secondary categories, which are listed below. Note: If you wish to take a primary or secondary category exam other than Aquatic Pest Control, Right-of-Way Pest Control, Natural Area Pest Control, or Ornamental and Turf Pest Control you must request this examination when registering on-line.
Tentative Examination Categories:
Primary Categories: Aerial Application, Agricultural Animal Pest Control; Agricultural Pest Control; Agricultural Row Crop Pest Control; Agricultural Tree Crop Pest Control; Aquatic Pest Control; Forest Pest Control; Natural Areas Weed Management; Organotin Anti-fouling Paint Pest Control;
Ornamental & Turf Pest Control; Private Applicator Soil & Greenhouse
Fumigation; Seed Treatment;
Right-of-Way Pest Control; Wood Treatment.
Secondary Categories: Demonstration & Research.
Please note: In order to become a certified applicator in the State of Florida, you must pass the General Standards (CORE) exam and at least one (1) category examination.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) will contact you via email, 10-21 days after the exam and provide you with license application information.