Program Overview

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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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


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

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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