Fertilizer/RoundUp application license?
I am trying to find out more about this license, but when I search for it, the only thing that comes up is for pesticide application on the FDACS site. Are these two one in the same?
What I am trying to do is if the homeowner says "Hey, can you spread 'x fertilizer' across my yard?" or "Can you spray weed killer in the cracks of my drive way?" I don't miss out on the easy money. Right now, all I can say is "due to nonsensical bureaucracy, I cannot legally do that."
It gets old, and I would like to get this over with.
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And I guess here is a loophole:
"A yardman who applies a pesticide to the lawn or
ornamental plants of an individual residential
property is exempted from licensing and certification
requirements if the yardman applies pesticides owned
and supplied by the individual property owner. The
yardman cannot advertise for or solicit pest-control
business and cannot hold himself out to the public as
being engaged in pest control."
Last edited by Ormond32176; 10-16-2013 at 08:02 AM.
Check with your local Extension office (IFAS) regarding the "RoundUp" license. Regarding fertilization, DEP will require a "license" by Jan.1. It is for anybody wanting to apply fertilizer and can be attained online or through a sanctioned course.
Here is some info for you on what you need. It is a lot of red tape, but it's what they require.
Certification Requirements for
Florida Commercial Fertilizer Applicators
In order to improve ground water quality in
the State of Florida, Commercial (For‐Hire)
fertilizer applications are now regulated by
Fertilizer applicators may already be
required to have completed the Green
Industry’s Best Management Practices
(GIBMP) training and have a valid Certificate
of Completion on file if required by local
Florida Law requires EVERY Commercial
Fertilizer Applicator to have the FDACS
Limited Commercial Fertilizer Applicator
Certificate (LCFAC) by January 1, 2014.
This brochure was designed to provide you
with information you may need to comply
NOTE: A fertilizer applicator with GIBMP
training and/or the LCFAC certificate will:
1. NOT BE ALLOWED to apply pesticides
to turf or ornamental plants – including
2. NOT BE ALLOWED to operate a pest
control business, or
3. NOT BE ALLOWED to supervise an
“uncertified” person to make a fertilizer
application under their “supervision or
WHERE TO GET THE TRAINING
The Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) and the University of
Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences (UF/IFAS) have partnered to
provide the necessary GIBMP training.
All scheduled training is listed on the official
website under “professionals” at
http://fyn.ifas.ufl.edu. This site will also
offer on‐line training AND training is
available in Spanish.
To receive a GIBMP certificate, a person
must attend the course and pass the course
examination with a score of 75% or higher.
WHO NEEDS TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION
GIBMP training is required for all persons
who will need a FDACS Limited Commercial
Fertilizer Certificate. This certificate is
required for any person making a fertilizer
Persons who are making fertilizer
applications on property that their
employer owns (for example ‐ golf courses,
an apartment complex, or stadiums) are not
required to obtain a FDACS LCFAC
certificate BUT MAY STILL need the GIBMP
training to comply with local ordinances.
FDACS LIMITED COMMERCIAL FERTILIZER
APPLICATOR CERTIFICATE INFORMATION
A person will submit an Application for
Limited Commercial Fertilizer Applicator
Certificate, DACS form 13677, (available
to the Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services for processing.
A person must submit proof that they have
attended the GIBMP training (a copy of
their certificate will be satisfactory) and
submit a fee of $25.
The certificate is valid for 4 years from date
Prior to renewal, a person must obtain 4
hours of Continuing Education Training (2
hours of which must be in BMP topics) and
submit this proof of training with their
renewal application and renewal fee. (Note:
local ordinances may require MORE than 4
hours of CEU training.)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A web link about GIBMP training has been
provided to answer additional questions at:
verview.htm and for BMP requirements:
You need the limited certification. this allows you to use anything "caution" labeled in the beds only with a 5 gal or smaller sprayer
Use this link for finding a class. you must do class and test the 1st time. The extension office located in Deland in the nearest I believe. They are having a class on 10-31-13. Myself and my key employees will be that class.
Starting in 2014 you must have the B.M.P. certification to apply fertilizer. I chose to have my employees do it online but you can do a class search wit the link above. Link below for mp online
These are not licenses they are certifications. Also with the BMP going into effect (Which was delayed so the public was informed better). New enforcement officers have been or will be hired.
I still need to get this....I cant believe 2014 is already here...I remember this notice like 3 years ago...