As of January 2014 all companies applying fertilizer, commercially “for hire”, will be required to hold a fertilizer applicators license. In order to obtain this license you must first become GI-BMP certified.
2014 isn’t that far away. Take the time to attend a class this fall. Don’t wait to the last minute and have to scramble to find a training close to home.
Upcoming Training opportunities in the panhandle:
September 25, 2012 in Milton 850-623-3868 – $20 agenda
October 25, 2012 in Crestview 850-689-5850 – $20 agenda
November 9, 2012 in Cantonment 850-475-5230 $30
(To register call the numbers next to the event you would like to attend)
What is the GI-BMP program?
- The GI-BMP workshop is designed to provide training in Best Management Practices (BMPs) for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas.
- The Best Management Practices are focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting from fertilization or pesticide application.
- At the end 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 Green Industries BMP certificate of completion.
- Some cities & counties require this certification before you can bid on jobs or have commercial customers.
- If you also need pesticide CEUs, get your signed CEU attendance form before you leave the class.