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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Bureau of Pesticides

Find all the laws and regulations related to pesticide use in your state. There is also a searchable database for state-registered pesticides and certified pesticide applicators (commercial and private). In addition, information on becoming certified and licensed as a Private Pesticide Applicator is available.  Specific links of interest include:

Registered Pesticides, which allows you to search for pesticides registered for use in your state.

Laws and Regulations, which links to legislation applicable to pesticide use in your state.

Private Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing, which outlines the requirements for certification and licensing to become a Private Pesticide Applicator in your state. Information on recertification (which is required every 4 years) is also provided.

Forest landowners wishing to apply restricted use pesticides on their property must be licensed as a Private Pesticide Applicator.

University of Florida Cooperative Extension-Pesticide Information Office

Purchase the necessary study materials for the Private Pesticide Applicator certification exam through Florida’s Cooperative Extension. Local extension offices administer the certification exam. Dates and locations of the exam can be found on this website. In addition, information on recertification is available.

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