FAQS

PEST MANAGEMENT

Where is Pest Management University’s Training Facility?
Meals and snacks during training hours
When do we start?
What lodging is available nearby?
Is smoking allowed at the facility?
How do I purchase courses content?
Questions about taking CEUs online
Questions on Pest Management Certifications and Licenses
Classroom Courtesy
Appropriate Dress
How do the prerequisites work?

Where is Pest Management University’s Training Facility?

It is at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, 2725 S. Binion Rd, Apopka, FL 32703. Directions to MREC. Parking is available onsite.

Meals and snacks during training hours

Lunch, drinks and snacks are provided on each full day of class. Breakfast and dinner for multiple-day classes are up to the attendee. Check with your hotel, as a few provide complimentary continental breakfast to their guests.

When do we start?

The pest-control training courses will begin promptly at 8:00 AM. Please arrive early to pick up your notebook and nametag and to meet your instructors.

What lodging is available nearby?

Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, and The Courtyard by Marriott

Please make your hotel reservations in advance. We have an agreement with several hotels in the area. They can only offer the lower rate if rooms are booked in advance AND if rooms are still available at that rate. They will attempt to accommodate any walk-in students but cannot guarantee the lower rate. We appreciate your understanding.

The Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn & Suites in Apopka, rates below. This rate includes a room for one or two and includes up to two hot breakfasts.  Please ask for the “Pest Management Training Center corporate rate.” Press “zero” for the operator. Make sure that you are speaking with the local registration desk and that your call is not transferred to the national registration desk (i.e., “central booking”).

Hampton Inn & Suites – $99, plus tax; reference corporate ID: 0002711409
321 Lake Cortez Drive, Apopka, FL 32703
407-880-7861 ph; 407-880-7862 fax 8.6 miles/ 16 minutes

Holiday Inn Express – $99, plus tax, reference rate code ILY7D238

North Line Drive Apopka, FL 32703
407-880-7868 ph; 407-880-7869 fax 8.6 miles/ 16 minutes

Ocoee Marriott– $109, plus tax, reference rate code Q7G
10971 West Colonial Dr., Ocoee, FL 34761

Ph:  407-573-1010

Is smoking allowed at the facility?

As of July 1, 2010 all University of Florida facilities are designated no-smoking areas. Smoking is only allowed in your car.

How do I purchase courses content?

From the main courses page, click on the category you’re interested in. From there, find the courses you need, then click on the “Enroll Now” button for each class you’d like to take. You will be taken to the shopping cart page. Once there, click the “Checkout” button. You will be taken to a page to confirm your order where you must enter a valid email and license number, your billing information, and an appropriate method of payment. You must then place your order by clicking “Place Order.” Once your payment is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. As a new student, you will also receive an email with instructions to assist you in creating your profile within Engage®.

Questions about taking CEUs online

Courses online offer increased flexibility and convenience. The online format allows you to access your courses at any time of the day or night, allowing you to study and complete assignments around your personal and professional schedule. Students attend class by accessing the virtual classroom through an online learning system with 24×7 technical support. These online courses are approved by the State of Florida to meet the necessary CEU licensure requirements.

Questions on Pest Management Certifications and Licenses

For information on commercial residential or business pest control certification and licenses, go to Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control, a Division of Agricultural Environment Services at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services.

Pesticide applicator licenses are restricted to certified individuals. These licenses allow for the purchase and use of restricted use pesticides on agricultural and related sites not associated with structures, parks, golf courses, or highway right-of-ways. License categories are also available to cover the following applications: soil and greenhouse fumigation, raw agricultural commodity fumigation, aquatic pest control, wood treatment, seed treatment, sewer root control, use of antifouling boat paints, treatment of swimming pools with chlorine gas, demonstration and research, and regulatory use. Also, aerial application of any pesticide in Florida to any of the above sites requires a pesticide applicator license.

License types available are Private, Commercial, and Public. For a description of each license type, categories available, and information on how to obtain a license, go to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services web site.

Classroom Courtesy

While at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, you may only make and receive phone calls during class breaks and lunch. Please be courteous of your classmates and place your phone on silent when you arrive. This is a professional learning environment, and you are expected to attend all class sessions and be on time. The instructors reserve the right to remove any unruly or uncooperative student from class without refund of fees.

Appropriate Dress

You will be in a working environment, so please dress accordingly (company uniforms are acceptable). We ask that you wear long pants and work shoes (no open-toed shoes) while class is in session. For the WDO Inspections class, a crawl suit is recommended, but one will be provided if you don’t have one.

How do the prerequisites work?

All “Expert” courses require both the “Foundations” course and the “Masters” course to have been completed prior to enrollment.

All “Masters” courses require the “Foundations” course to be completed prior to enrollment.

Enroll in Pest Management Courses Now!

To learn more about how you can prevent the introduction and spread of invasive pests, species, and diseases, review the online courses and get started today!