Limited Urban Commercial
Fertilizer Applicator Certification Program - the Bureau of Entomology and Pest
Control can process applications for Limited Commercial
Fertilizer Applicator Certificates.
Beginning in January of
2014, ALL commercial fertilizer applicators MUST BE certified by this Bureau in
order to make ANY TYPE of fertilizer application to commercial turf or
ornamental areas; and/or the turf or ornamental areas of parks or fields (other
than agricultural areas), and/or the turf or ornamental area of any residential
Prior to issuance of this
certification, the applicator MUST PROVIDE proof of having received training in
"Green Industry Best Management Practices". These classes are offered by the
University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) in
conjunction with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
The following link will
provide you Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from the IFAS website addressing
how to obtain this training.