How To Apply for Pesticide License Examination


The following article will help you figure out which pesticide license you need, what manuals you need to study, and how to apply for a pesticide license examination.


Which pesticide license do I need?

Please click on the link below and answer the following questions to determine the license you need. The questionnaire provided in this link will help you to find the appropriate license based on your job type.


Where can I find the study material for each exam?

You can find and purchase the appropriate study material for each exam on UF/ IFAS Extension Bookstore website. Please study the license book before taking the exam.


Where can I apply for the examination?

I assume that now you know the type of license you need. To apply for the examination, please go to the Pesticide Certification Exams website and click on “Apply for Examination” to apply for the pesticide applicator license and exam. Then you will be redirected to FDACS website, to choose the right license. On the FDACS website, you have three choices.

If you do not know which chapter includes your appropriate license, please refer to the following documents which provide all category exams for each chapter.

Document 1: Chapter 487

Document 2: Chapter 482

Document 3: Chapter 388

On the next page, choose “Exam SignUp (Obtain a New License)” If it is the first time you apply for a pesticide license. Otherwise choose “Renew License” if you want to renew your old license. Once you have completed the process successfully, FDACS will assign a voucher number. Please keep the voucher number because you need it in the exam day. Now you are ready to schedule your exam at your local extension office (you can take your exam at any extension office).


How to schedule my exam?

You can schedule your exam and reserve a seat online by returning to Pesticide Certification Exams website and click on “Schedule Examination”. Please make sure to complete this step before going to the extension office to take a test. Once you schedule your exam, bring your FDACS voucher number and picture ID to the testing facility on the day of the exam.










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Posted: August 12, 2021

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Pesticide License

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