Using pesticides and fertilizers can be harmful to humans, wildlife, and the environment. That’s why the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences (FDACS) requires testing and licensing for commercial applicators of these agents.
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences will soon offer two certification training in Spanish on separate dates. Training and exams will be at the UF/IFAS Extension Collier County office at 14700 Immokalee Road, Naples. Classes are limited to 30 participants. Registration is required.
Mejores Prácticas de Manejo de la Industria Verde
Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP)
A science-based educational program for Green Industry workers, including lawn-care and landscape maintenance professionals, taught by UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping(TM) program. The GI-BMPs teach environmentally safe landscaping practices that help conserve and protect Florida’s ground and surface waters.
Class duration: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including the final exam.
For more information, please contact Cesar Peralta at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 239-321-0852.
Class registration and exam cost is $30 and available through this link: https://tinyurl.com/giBMPsept
Certificación Comercial Limitada del Mantenimiento de Áreas Verdes
Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM)
This FDACS-required pesticide applicator license is for those who apply pesticides in commercial areas, including buildings or lawns and ornamental plants associated with government or commercial structures such as schools, municipal and agency offices, banks, grocery stores, apartments, condominium common areas, hotels, restaurant and more.
Class duration: 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Registration is $30 for the class and is available through this link https://tinyurl.com/LCLMSpanishSept
The cost of the final exam is extra.