Who Should Attend

For 41 years, the University of Florida has offered training and continuing education for Florida's pesticide applicators through the Aquatic Weed Control Short Course. The Short Course features leading experts in Aquatic and Upland vegetation management, and is designed to benefit those new to the industry and experienced professionals seeking a comprehensive update. You will benefit from attending this program if you:

  • Need Florida Pesticide Applicator CEUs for categories such as:
    - Aquatic
    - Right-of-Way
    - Natural Areas
    - General Standards (CORE)
    - Forestry
    - Demo & Research
  • Are planning to take the test to become a certified pesticide applicator in Florida.

  • Are responsible for aquatic weed control in canals, lakes, golf course ponds, rivers, parks, residential developments, and other waterways.

  • Operate and calibrate pesticide application equipment.

  • Are employed by a public agency or private company that is responsible for vegetation management along right-of-ways and in natural areas.

  • Are an employee of a manufacturer or a distributor that markets aquatic or vegetation management herbicides.

  • Use biological control techniques to suppress aquatic weed growth.

  • Need to identify aquatic and wetland plants.

  • Establish and maintain wetland mitigation areas.

Getting Started

New to the Short Course? We recommend first checking out the following items to ensure you are best prepared for the course.

  • Short Course Agenda - Review the agenda and pick your sessions before you arrive at the Short Course!

  • 2017 Florida CEUs Breakdown Chart - Determine which classes give you the credits you need! Cross reference the CEU breakdown chart with the Short Course agenda.

  • Exam Preparation - Looking to add a license or become certified for the first time? We offer category testing after the Short Course concludes on Thursday. We recommend ordering your study manuals in advance!

  • Register for the conference and make your hotel reservation.

  • Check out our sponsors! Their support makes this course possible, and their representatives are happy to help answer your specific chemical questions.


Important Deadlines

Sponsor Recognition in Mailer
Distributed to 4,000 FL Applicators
March 1 Deadline

Sponsor Recognition in the Printed Program
April 3 Deadline

Regular Registration
Save $50
April 10 Deadline

Hotel Reservations
Rooms may fill early
April 16 or Rooms Fill

Short Course Flyer