University of Florida

Museum Road & Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611

Program Details

The University of Florida’s Certificate in Pest Control Technology is an undergraduate level course of study that is delivered through the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and administered under the Department of Entomology and Nematology. This program’s coursework is designed to provide employees of the Florida Pest Control Industry with the academic qualifications that are mandated under the requirements of Florida State Statute 482. This statute states that that all employees in this field should have 24 credit hours of entomology or pest control, in addition to one year’s employment as a service worker in pest control. Once these requirements have been met, participants may qualify to take the examination to receive the Pest Control Operator’s Certificate.

This program’s online format was designed with working professionals in mind; those who wouldn’t typically have the freedom to pursue a traditional graduate degree on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments. As previously stated, this program’s curriculum consists of 24 credit hours, and students may choose to begin coursework at the beginning of any semester. Some of the course topics that are covered through this curriculum include Urban Pesticide Application, Fundamentals of Pest Management, Landscape Pest Management, and many more.

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    This program is designed for employees of the Florida Pest Control Industry.

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

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