Pesticide Control Training & Examinations

To apply restricted use pesticides to any outdoor area in Florida not associated with buildings or public health pest control, you must have a pesticide applicator license issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).

Restricted us pesticide licenses are not valid for:

  • Residential applications,
  • Structural pest control,
  • Application within 10 feet of any building, or
  • Public health pest control (mosquito control, etc.).

If you need a license for residential or structural pest control, please see FDAC'S Pest Control Licensing and Certification page.

For a Public Health Pest Control License, please see FDAC'S Mosquito Control Licensing page.

What Pesticide License Do I Require?

How do I apply to take a Pesticide Exam?

  • UF/IFAS Highlans County administers Pesticide Exams Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:30am and 11:30am.
  • To Schedule a Pesticide Exam in Highlans County, please follow the directions below:
    • Please visit this website: https://pesticideexam.ifas.ufl.edu/
      • From there, click on "apply for examination


      • It will redirect you to this page. Please follow the instructions located in the center of the page.


      • Go back to https://pesticideexam.ifas.ufl.edu/ and click on "Schedule Examination" Exams can be scheduled Monday - Friday. Please arrive between the hours of 9:30am and 11:30am.

How much do Pesticide Exams Cost?

  • It is absolutely FREE to take a test at UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County.
  • Once exams are passed, FDACS will contact you directly with steps that need to be taken to aquire your license.
    • The Fee Schedule for new licenses and renewals is:
      • Private Applicator License              $100
      • Public Applicator License                $100
      • Commercial Applicator License    $250

Can I Aquire CEUs Online?

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Pesticide Examination Hours

Tests are administered Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:30am - 11:30am. Most Exams are allotted two hours for completion. 

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Contact

Main Office: (863) 402-6540

Fax:  (863) 402-6544

highlands@ifas.ufl.edu

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Physical Address
4509 George Blvd.
Sebring,FL 33875   

Mailing Address
4509 George Blvd.
Sebring, FL 33875

Hours
Monday-Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Master Gardener Volunteers
Monday-Friday
9:30am to 3:30pm

Pesticide Testing
Monday-Friday
9:30am to 11:30am

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