Pesticide Applicator Certification Frequently Asked Questions

1. What license/certificate do I need?
    1. Visit – https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/PI292
2. How do I sign up to take an exam?
    1. First obtain a voucher – https://aesecomm.fdacs.gov/default.aspx
    2. Second schedule your exam with IFAS – https://pesticideexam.ifas.ufl.edu
3. How do I get technical support or ask questions about Everblue (remote proctored exams)?
    1. Call 1-888-502-8151
    2. Email – fl.pesticide@support.goeverblue.com
4. What do I need besides the exam to get my certificate? Ask them if they are treating lawns or around buildings with people in them
    1. If YES email AESCares@fdacs.gov or call the Pest Control line 850-617-7997
    2. If NO then no requirements needed before testing; just get a voucher and test
5. My voucher isn’t working who do I contact?
    1. For 487/ag licenses call 850-617-7870 or email AESCares@fdacs.gov
    2. For 482/structural license call 850-617-7997 or email AESCares@fdacs.gov
    3. For 388/mosquito call 850-617-7997 or email Cherie.trimble@fdacs.gov
6. I passed my exams now what?
    1. Check your email for further instructions; might need to check junk mail
    2. Or email AESCares@FDACS.gov if no email can be found
7. I paid where is my license/certificate?
    1. First search your name here: https://aessearch.fdacs.gov/PersonSearch.asp
    2. IF there is a license there go here to request a duplicate copy: https://aesecomm.fdacs.gov/Default.aspx?type=RUP
    3. If no license listed email AESCares@FDACS.gov
8. Where do I find my exam score?
    1. Your final score should have been emailed to you, may need to check junk mail
    2. If you have nothing, email AESCares@FDACS.gov
9. Where do I renew my pest control business license?
    1. Visit – https://aesecomm.fdacs.gov/pestcontrolbusiness.aspx?type=renew
    2. For additional assistance contact Jan.Dicks@FDACS.gov
10. I have a question about the pesticide label or how to safely use a specific product, who do I call?
    1. Refer to the label or call the number listed on the label
11. I have a question about WPS compliance, who do I call?
    1. Refer to https://www.fdacs.gov/Agriculture-Industry/Agricultural-Worker-Safety-FAQ
    2. Call your local county extension office https://directory.ifas.ufl.edu/searchdir?pageID=3&pl=05
12. I think someone illegally sprayed pesticides, what do I do?
    1. Email michele.newton@fdacs.gov and Cynthia.davis@fdacs.gov
    2. Or call 850-617-7996 to file a report
13. I want to be on the “no spray list” and/or be notified before a pesticide application occurs, how do I do that?
    1. Visit – https://www.fdacs.gov/Business-Services/Pest-Control/Registry-of-Persons-Requiring-Prior-Notification-of-Pesticides-Map
    2. On the right hand side select “application for prior notification of pesticide applications”

 

Terminology (for FDACS help desk people to understand not to explain to callers)

License: This can refer to either a “license” to apply pesticides for those in Chapter 487 (Agriculture RUP) or can refer to the business license for those in Chapter 482

 

Statute 388: Mosquito control

 

Statute 482: using pesticides inside or around buildings (including lawns); residential or associated areas.

 

Statute 487: Agriculture and all other pesticide uses NOT mosquito or around buildings

 

RUP: Restricted Use Products or Restricted Use Pesticides

 

PCO: Pest Control Operator

 

PIO: Pesticide information Office (352-392-4721)

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Posted: June 24, 2022


Category: Agriculture
Tags: Pesticide License, Pesticide Licensing


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