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Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center
3205 College Avenue
Davie, Florida 33314
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Florida Fumigation Manual
To help prepare for the Fume school and for the state exam, the Florida Fumigation manual 2021 is now available.
Please read all instructions on this page prior to registering for the event!
Join us for the only program of its kind in the world; the 39th School of Structural Fumigation. All students will receive notebooks containing all presented topics, labels, and regulations.
Important: On this page you can only register to the Fume school. If you plan on taking the state exam for Fumigator and SPID, you must register independently to the state exam with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).
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 course (you must register independently for attending the examination, see above)
- Instruction in identifying structural pests controlled by fumigants
- Fumigating for Bed Bugs
Join the 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?
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).
"The course’s organization and methodology, as well as the varied and the interesting presentation, made learning a difficult and other wise dreary subject easy and enjoyable. Your choice of instructors, who were so personable, humorous and accessible, made all the difference. We wanted to express our appreciation and earned recognition, which is rarely practiced today, even when well deserved."Andres & Daniel Nogues | Miami, Florida | November 2017 Fumigation School Students
"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
|Day 1 - Monday|
|8:50am||School History, Fumigation Manual|
|11:30am||Lab: Measuring Models|
|1:00pm||Lab: Measuring Models|
Outdoor Activities (30 min each):
|Day 2 - Tuesday|
|8:00am||Dosage Calculation - Dow Calculator|
|8:30am||Dosage Calculation - Ensystex Software|
|9:00am||Dosage Calculation Lab|
|12:15pm||Group Lunch & Termite Detection Equipment|
Equipment Workshop (30 min each):
|Day 3 - Wednesday|
|8:00am||Safety with Fumigants|
|9:00am||Interior Prep, Homeowner Checklist|
|10:15am||Vikane Aeration Procedures|
|11:00am||Fumiguide Homework Review|
|11:45am||Soil Classification & Characteristics|
|12:15pm||Site Lunch, Observe Tenting Procedures|
|1:00pm|| First Fume Site Stations (20 min each):
|2:40pm||Vikane Introduction, Shoot Truck Setup|
|3:00pm||Second Fume Site Stations (20 min each):
|4:30pm||Fog-Out, Damage Demonstration|
|Day 4 - Thursday|
|8:00am||Site: Tarp Removal, Storage, Aeration|
|8:45am||State Fumigation Inspections|
|9:30am||Dosage Calculation Review|
|11:15am||Target Pest ID Lab|
|1:00pm||USDA Quarantine Fumigations|
Fume Site Stations (20 min each):
|3:50pm||Target Pest, Landscape Toxicity|
|4:30pm||Review of Florida State Laws|
|Day 5 - Friday|
|8:15am||Local Chemical Treatment|
|8:30am||Team Problem Solving|
|10:00am||Specialty Jobs 1|
|10:40am||Specialty Jobs 2|
|11:00am||Fumigation of Insects|
CONCLUSION (if not taking State Exam Review)
|2:00pm||SPID & FL Fume Exam Review (optional)|
|Day 6 - Saturday (Exam)|
|8:00am - 12:00pm||
Fumigation Exam (4 hours)
SPID Exam (3 hours)
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 Licensing and Enforcement, FDACS, P. O. Box 6710, Tallahassee, FL 32314-6710. You must fit the requirements necessary to apply for state exams.
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.
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.
To help prepare for the Fume school and for the state exam, the Florida Fumigation manual 2021 is now available:
Paper Exam Application
If you choose to fill out a paper application and mail it in. (It takes 3 weeks or more to process)
Here’s the link to download the entire paper exam packet: Download Exam Packet
Fill out the exam application, the 13627 and 13653 forms attach a check and mail it all to the address on the forms.
Online Application for the State ExaminationBelow are the steps to apply on-line:
1) Be Sure to Qualify
To qualify for CPO exam – a person needs a High School diploma and a minimum of 3 years of experience documented on 13627. For Fumigation, they will need 15 fumigation jobs listed on form 13653 (only the first page).
To qualify for SPID exam – person needs a current/valid Employee ID card with a pest control licensee that has a COIC for fumigation, and 15 fumigation jobs listed on form 13653.
2) Before You Begin
Please download the following documents:
Completely fill out both forms and make sure everyone has signed everything and then scan them back into the computer you will use to apply for the exam on-line. (Please remember where you scanned them into your computer so you can find them again.)
For Certified Operators
You will also need to scan a copy of your high school diploma onto the same computer.
Make sure you have a credit card available (If someone other than the applicant is entering the information, make sure that you can reach the person in case you need Dates of Birth or other information that we ask for. You cannot stop once you begin.)
Now, you’re ready to use the site. Go to: https://aesecomm.freshfromflorida.com/
Step by Step Application Process:
- Sign in (Click on “New User” to create an account if you don’t have one yet)
- Go to the “Pest Control chapter 482” section (Structural/Residential)
- Click on “Exam Sign Up”
- Then you’ll need to select the exam you want. If you qualify with High School diploma, 3 years of experience and 15 jobs, you select the “Pest Control Operator Certificate Exam Application” button and click on Next. If you are applying to the SPID exam, you’ll select the bottom listing (a SPID only needs a valid ID card (working for a company with a COIC of fumigation) and 15 jobs. Click “Next”.
- Select your option (first time applicant, add a new category to your existing certificate, retake the exam). Type in your Pest Control employee card information (JExxxx)
- Upload the information and form requested (13627, 13653)
- Proceed to Payment.
NOTE: IF YOU STOP AT ANYTIME AND DO NOT GO COMPLETELY THROUGH THE ENTIRE PROCESS – you will have to START OVER - the system does NOT SAVE ANYTHING as you progress through the input screens until after payment at the VERY END of the process.
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: Thomas Chouvenc , Phone: (954) 577-6320; Email: email@example.com
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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For Further Information
Program & Training Information:
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
UF/IFAS Ft. Lauderdale Research & Education Center
3205 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314-7719
Phone: (954) 577-6320
Fax: (954) 475-4125
Director, School of Structural Fumigation
UF/IFAS Ft. Lauderdale Research & Education Center
3205 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314-7799
Phone: (786) 302-4767