Short Course Structure
The short course is generally divided into three concurrent (held simultaneously) oral programs:
- Continuing Education Sessions
- Exam Preparation & Basic Training Sessions for those who need to take the CORE and Category Exam.
- Repeating Special Sessions feature small class sizes for more intense instruction. They are: Calibration & Calculations, Aquatic Plant ID and Natural Areas & ROW Plant ID. These sessions are valuable to novice and experienced applicators, and are highly recommended. Because of their small size, these three applied sessions repeat multiple times and require advance sign-up once you check-in at the Short Course.
For a detailed overview of the program, view our Program Agenda page.
CEUs may only be earned by current license holders. However, if you are attending a session for exam preparation, still take a record of attendance form after each class, as you may need to verify your participation with a supervisor.
Since you will only receive CEU credits for the sessions you attend, it is imperative that you review the detailed agenda* and:
A) attend the sessions that provide the CEU* credits you require and
B) are most suited to your educational needs.
Duplicate program ID numbers identified on the Record of Attendance Forms will not be accepted for recertification at the time of license renewal. For example, you cannot earn additional CEUs by attending two repeating applied sessions of the same name (ie. Two Calibration & Calculations Training Sessions).
For information about CEU renewal, visit the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Pesticide Applicator License Renewal: CEU Requirements Webpage.
*The detailed agenda will be available in February and the CEU chart will be available in March.
About Pesticide Applicator Licenses in Florida
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Division of Agricultural Environmental Services, Pesticide Applicator Licenses is responsible for licensing of Florida applicators. Learn about obtaining a licenses by visiting their website.
Florida applicators may search for upcoming courses and exam scores via the FDACS Pesticide Applicator Webpage.
Should you have questions regarding your Florida licenses or exam scores, please contact:
Sharon Jones, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Sharon.Jones@FDACS.gov