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CLASS: Green industries best management practices (BMPs)

This class is designed to provide training in Green Industry Best Management Practices (GI-BMPs) for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. Best Management Practices are focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting from fertilizer or pesticide application. Register early through to reserve your seat and receive notice of any changes.

NOTE: Four CEUs available.

The State of Florida requires all commercial fertilizer applicators to obtain a Limited Certification for Commercial Fertilizer Application license. Certification in BMPs is required to obtain this license. Applications for the license will be available at the BMP seminar.

In Sarasota County, you are required to be certified in BMPs to be able to apply fertilizer commercially. In many areas, to be able to bid on jobs or have commercial customers, you must be BMP certified.

Following completion of this training, you will be given a post-test to determine knowledge learned. If the post-test is successfully completed, you will be mailed a certificate of completion from the University of Florida.

2 Comments on “CLASS: Green industries best management practices (BMPs)

  1. are you required to have a high school diploma to obtain certificate and this class?

    • Hi, Kristy. Thanks for the question. Attendees need not have a high school degree, but must pass a pre-class test and get a passing score on a post-class test to receive a certificate. Hope that helps! — UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County