Fertilizer Licensing and CEUs: Green Industries Best Management Practices

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County

This class is designed to provide training in Best Management Practices for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. Best Management Practices are focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting from fertilizer or pesticide application.

The State of Florida requires all commercial fertilizer applicators to obtain a Limited Certification for Commercial Fertilizer Application license. Certification in BMPs is required to obtain this license. Applications for the license will be available at the BMP seminar.

In Sarasota County, you are required to be certified in BMPs to be able to apply fertilizer commercially. In many areas, to be able to bid on jobs or have commercial customers, you must be BMP certified.

Following completion of this training, you will be given a post-test to determine knowledge learned. If the post-test is successfully completed, you will be mailed a certificate of completion from the University of Florida.

CEUs: 2 Core, 2 Pvt., 2 O&T, 2 LCLM, 2 LLO, 2 LF, 2 L&O, 4 MAXIMUM

Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration/check-in: 8-8:30 a.m. Breakfast refreshments are provided; lunch is on your own.

Cost: $25 per person

Advance registration is required. You may buy your tickets online or register to pay at the door.

Make checks payable to: Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners.

For more information contact Marguerite Beckford at

NOTE: Classes and events may be canceled at any time due to low registration or other circumstances, with full refunds issued for paid events. Similar classes or events often are offered on future dates.


  • Occurred Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County

6700 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL 34241


UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County