UF/IFAS Extension

August 16-19, 2021

Orlando, Florida

August 16-19, 2021

Orlando, Florida


If you've been to a "normal" Short Course (2020 doesn't count!), you may have been frustrated by trying to figure out which sessions to attend and how to sign up for classes like plant identification and calibration/calculations with capped enrollment. This year, we're trying something a little bit different. Day 1 of the 2021 Short Course will be general sessions, with all attendees together in a single VERY large room. On Day 2, we'll have three concurrent tracks: Aquatic CEUs, Upland CEUs, and Exam Prep. All sessions for a particular track will take place in the same room, so if you need aquatic CEUs, you'll stay in the same room for the entire day. Day 3 will consist of two concurrent tracks (Aquatic CEUs and Upland CEUs) in the same rooms as Day 2, and Exam Prep attendees should attend the sessions that interest them the most. Here's the tentative agenda:

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View Breakdown of Available CEUs (PDF)

Please Note:

  • Private and Demo & Research CEUs will be available in all sessions except Core sessions (1 and 3)
  • Upland session CEUs include Ag Row, Ag Tree, Forest, Natural Areas, Ornamental & Turf, Right-of-Way, Limited Commercial Landscape Maint, Limited Lawn & Ornamental, and Commercial Lawn & Ornamental


I need a mix of Aquatic and Upland CEUs; can I move between tracks on Days 2 and 3?

Absolutely! But remember, you must be present for the entire session to receive credit for attending, so make sure you only switch rooms during a scheduled break or lunch

I don’t have a license yet; which sessions should I attend on Day 3?

You can attend sessions in either track, but it would be a good idea to attend sessions that relate to the category you’re testing for (so if you are taking the Aquatics exam, attend the Aquatic Track sessions)

What is “Upland”? FDACS does not have an “Upland” category!

The principles, concepts, and techniques that will be covered in “Upland” sessions are applicable to weed management in any terrestrial setting – forestry, natural areas, right-of-way, turf and ornamental, etc. – so CEUs will be available in a wide range of terrestrial categories for Upland sessions

I’m licensed in another state; how do I find out if my state will accept CEUs from the Short Course?

In addition to Florida CEUs, we are requesting credits from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Once we’ve received decisions from these states, we’ll include this information on the webpage. If your state is not listed, please contact Dr. Gettys at lgettys@ufl.edu for more information.

Virtual CEU Training

Can’t wait until August for CEUs?

Visit our online CEU website for opportunities to earn FDACS-approved continuing education units online from your home or office!

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