28th Annual School of
STRUCTURAL FUMIGATION


Due to early demand, two sessions will be offered this year only.
When you register, select your preferred date (16-20 Nov. 2015 or 15-19 Feb. 2016).


Registration proceeds on a first-come, first serve basis.
When one session is full, you will only be allowed to register for the other session.


Monday, November 16 through Friday, November 20, 2015
Florida State Exams: Saturday, November 21, 2015

or
Monday, February 15 through Friday, February 19, 2016
Florida State Exams: Saturday, February 20, 2016



University of Florida | Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center
3205 College Avenue
| Davie, Florida 33314




Site Index

l Introduction l Corporate Advantages l Testimonials
l Tentative Agenda l SPID and Fumigation Exams l Continuing Education Units
l Registration Information l Lodging Information & Directions l For Further Information
     
Introduction

This unique course offers:

  • a complete review of all technical aspects of structural fumigation

  • instruction by a team of over 15 qualified and experienced professionals, manufacturer reps and University of Florida faculty

  • a combination of classroom and field demonstrations

  • hands-on training with fumigation equipment including: fumiscope, interscan, SF ExplorIR, rate calculators and SCBA

  • instruction in avoiding costly fumigation errors with “tips from the professionals”

  • updates on recent fumigation research and changes in labeling and regulations

  • limited class size allows more individual attention for participants

  • Florida’s SPID and fumigation examinations offered by FDACS at the completion of the course

  • instruction in identifying structural pests controlled by fumigants
  • The Only Program of its Kind in the World

  • All Students Receive New Labelling Manuals for All Fumigant Products

  • Hands-on Instruction from Some of Florida’s Top Fumigators

  • Scenic Tropical South Florida Location

  • Sixth Year!: Fumigating for Bed Bugs

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Corporate Advantages

JOIN THE MANY COMPANIES that have wisely taken advantage of this unique educational opportunity. There is a demand for highly qualified, trained fumigators. Significantly more people pass the Fumigation and SPID exam upon completion of the course and review.

This one-week course is organized and sponsored with the help of fumigation industry members, manufacturers, suppliers, FDACS personnel, and University of Florida faculty. Instruction is given by a team of qualified and experienced professionals with expertise in structural fumigation.

All aspects of structural fumigation will be covered. Activities include 38 hours of classroom, lab, and workshop instruction plus two actual on-site structural fumigations.

FUMIGATION PROFESSIONALS . . .
Are you missing business opportunities because you are unaware of recent technological changes? Are you taking advantage of improvements in fumigation practices? Are you aware of changes in rules, regulations, and fumigant labeling? Do you have the time and facilities to provide your employees a thorough education in structural fumigation techniques?

ENROLL NOW!
The opportunity is here — all you have to do is take advantage of it! Program is limited to a maximum of 60 students (minimum 25).

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Testimonials

"I was extremely impressed with the training at the…School of Structural Fumigation. The expert instruction, course work and opportunities for hands on learning … has direct applicability to those performing structural fumigation … or for [those] who regulate this pest control service. I fully recommend this course for both the fumigator and government official."

Michael J. Page
Chief, Bureau of Entomology & Pest Control,
Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services


"The UF Fume School is by far the most complete course for fumigation. The on-site instruction for the actual structural fumigation process is unbeatable for a direct and hands-on approach to learning."

Sean Brantley
Certified Fumigator and former Chair,
Florida Fumigation Advisory Council


"I have attended many symposiums, conventions, several college provided training schools, and many ceu classes. None came close to matching the level of training I received at the fumigation school.

"Thanks again for all the work put in to making the Structural Fumigation School the best training I've received in 30 years."

Richard Burke
Chipley, Florida
2005 Fumigation School Student

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Tentative Agenda


Day One - Monday

~ Morning Schedule ~

7:30

Registration

8:00

Orientation

8:30

Welcome

8:50

School History, Fumigation Manual

9:15

Break

9:30

Vehicles/Transport/DOT

10:30

Measure/Graph

11:30

Lab: Measuring Models

~ Afternoon Schedule ~

12:00

Group Lunch

1:00

Lab: Measuring Models

1:45

Team Assignments/Procedures

2:00

Outdoor Activities (30 min each)

1) Sealing Techniques

2) DOT Truck Demo

3) Clamping Techniques

4) Rolling and Storage

4:30

Clean-up

4:45

Review

5:00

Adjourn

 

Day Two - Tuesday

~ Morning Schedule ~

7:30

Quiz

8:00

Dosage Calculation - Dow Calculator

8:30

Dosage Calculation - Ensystex Software

9:00

Dosage Calculation Lab

9:30

Break

9:45

Physical Properties

10:45

Introducing Vikane

11:45

Monitoring

~ Afternoon Schedule ~

12:15

Group Lunch & Termite Detection Equipment

1:15

Equipment Workshop (30 min each)

1) Introduction of Vikane

2) Monitoring Equipment

3) Clearance of Vikane

4) SCBA

4:00

Fumigation Economics

4:45

Review/Homework Assignment

5:00

Adjourn

 

Day Three - Wednesday

~ Morning Schedule ~

7:30

Quiz

8:00

Safety with Fumigants

9:00

Interior Prep, Homeowner Checklist

10:00

Break

10:15

Vikane Aeration Procedures

11:00

Fumiguide Homework Review

11:45

Soil Classification & Characteristics

~ Afternoon Schedule ~

12:15

Site Lunch, Observe Tenting Procedures

1:00

First Fume Site Stations (20 min each)

1) Interior Preparation

2) Exterior Preparation

3) Dosage/HLT Calculation

4) Shooting Set-Up

2:30

Review

2:40

Vikane Introduction, Shoot Truck Setup

3:00

Second Fume Site Stations (20 min each)

1) RDA Fumiscope

2) Measuring Practice

3) Leak Checks, QAR

4) Standard Fumiscopes

4:30

Fog-Out, Damage Demonstration

5:00

Review/Homework Assignment

5:15

Adjourn

 

Day Four - Thursday

~ Morning Schedule ~

7:30

Quiz

8:00

Site: Tarp Removal, Storage, Aeration

8:45

State Fumigation Inspections

9:30

Dosage Calculation Review

10:00

Break

10:15

Target Pests

11:15

Target Pest ID Lab

~ Afternoon Schedule ~

12:00

Group Lunch

1:00

USDA Quarantine Fumigations

1:30

Commodity Fumigation

2:30

Fume Site Stations (20 min each)

1) Clearance Testing

2) Interscan Calibration

3) HLT/Dosage Review

4) Site Clean-up Review

3:50

Target Pest, Landscape Toxicity

4:30

Review of Florida State Laws

5:30

Adjourn

 

Day Five - Friday

~ Morning Schedule ~

7:30

Alternative/Partial Treatments

8:15

Local Chemical Treatment

8:30

Team Problem Solving

9:00

Team Presentations

9:45

Break

10:00

Specialty Jobs 1

10:40

Specialty Jobs 2

11:00

Fumigation of Insects

~ Afternoon Schedule ~

12:00

Final Exam

1:00

Awards Luncheon

CONCLUSION (if not taking State Exam Review)

2:00

SPID & FL Fume Exam Review (optional)

5:00

Adjourn

 

Day Six - Saturday (Exam)

~ Morning Schedule ~

8:00-12:00

Fumigation Exam (4 hours)
SPID Exam (3 hours)

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SPID and Fumigation Exams

  for those wishing to be a Certified Operator
  or SPID cardholder in Florida


The Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (FDACS) is offering the Special ID Card (SPID) and Fumigation Exams on the Saturday following the School of Structural Fumigation. If interested in taking either exam, please complete and submit a FDACS exam application along with the required fees to: Bureau of Entomology & Pest Control, FDACS, P. O. Box 6710, Tallahassee, FL 32314-6710. The application deadline is October 12, 2015 for the November 2015 class and January 11, 2016 for the February 2016 class. For applications or if you have questions, please call the Bureau directly at 850-617-7997; ask for the “Exam Desk”.

FDACS EXAM FEES*:

$200 SPID Exam (Special Identification Card - Fumigation)
$300 Fumigation Certification Exam

* Fees are to be paid directly to FDACS as instructed above.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: The application deadline is October 12, 2015 for the November 2015 class and January 11, 2016 for the February 2016 class.

Examination Preparation: Throughout the course, we’ll cover most of the material on the certification exams. We also highly recommend that you register for the exam review session (for a nominal fee of $25) to be held on Friday from 2-5pm. The review is conducted by an instructor from FDACS Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control. When registering for the Fumigation School, be sure to indicate if you are attending the review session.

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
for Florida License Holders

After completing the course, certified operators and SPIDs can receive up to six CEUs (two Core, two Termite, two Fumigation). Requirements for awarding CEUs vary by state. Ask your state Certification Office about CEU and renewal requirements. Fumigators wishing to earn CEUs and have them applied toward license renewal must present a Commercial, Public and/or Private License. For questions about CEUs, contact: Dr. Rudolf H. Scheffrahn, Phone: (954) 577-6312; Email: rhsc@ufl.edu

A Certificate of Completion and a copy of the program agenda are provided at the end of the course. To apply for CEUs from your state, contact your state's licensing office and provide them with these materials to determine if you are eligible for CEUs.

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Registration Information

Payment is due at the time of registration.
Pay using your credit or debit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Registration fee:
includes lunch each day, all course materials, certificate of completion, and much more!
November Class Florida Resident Non-Florida Resident
Early registration on or before September 21, 2015 $475 $550
Regular registration after September 21, 2015 $600 $600
 
February Class Florida Resident Non-Florida Resident
Early registration on or before December 14, 2015 $475 $550
Regular registration after December 14, 2015 $600 $600
* Optional FDACS Friday Exam Review for either class $25

Remember to register with FDACS if taking the state exam.

Refund Policy: Requests for registration refunds will be honored if written notification of cancellation is received by the Office of Conferences on or before October 19, 2015 for the November class or January 11, 2016 for the February class. A $125.00 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. Sorry, no refunds will be honored for cancellations after the applicable deadline.

Register Now!

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Lodging Information & Directions


 

Area hotels fill up quickly in November. Make your reservations early.

There are over 10 hotels within 3 miles of the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, mostly in the city of Plantation.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites is offering discounted rates for those attending the Fumigation School:

Hotel Exterior
Fort Lauderdale Airport West
2540 Davie Rd.
Davie, FL, US, 33317
Phone: (954) 585-7071
   
Toll Free: (866) 882-6368
Fax: (954) 761-4293


Class Single Double
November $99 $109
February $169 $179
+ applicable state and local taxes

UFL Fume school November booking link

UFL Fume school Febuary booking link


CLICK HERE for printable Holiday Inn Express brochure

 


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For Further Information

Program & Training Information:

Dr. Rudolf H. Scheffrahn
Professor of Entomology
University of Florida/IFAS
Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center
3205 College Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314-7799
PHONE: (954) 577-6312
FAX: (954) 475-4125
EMAIL: rhsc@ufl.edu

 

Renny Perez
Director, School of Structural Fumigation
University of Florida/IFAS
Ft. Lauderdale Research & Education Center
3205 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314-7799
PHONE: (786) 302-4767

Registration Information:

Kim Brand
Conference Registrar
University of Florida/IFAS
Office of Conferences and Institutes (OCI)
PO Box 110750
Mowry Road Building 78
Gainesville, FL 32611 USA
PHONE: (352) 294-3576
FAX: (352) 392-4044
EMAIL: kimmer72@ufl.edu  

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