It is important to learn the basics of applying pesticides correctly to be able to pass the exams (Private Applicator and Core) necessary to become certified private applicators by FDACS.

Join us on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the Walnut Hill Community Center (7850 Highway 97 Walnut Hill, FL 32568) for the annual Escambia-Santa Rosa Private Applicator class.  The class will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m and will cost $10 per person.  Attendees will learn the basics of applying pesticides correctly and will be able to take the exams (Private Applicator and Core) necessary to become certified private applicators by FDACS.

Attendees must pre-register to ensure the correct number of exams will be available. For those who need to take exams in other categories, please let Libbie or Bethany know when registering.  To pre-register, contact: Libbie Johnson at (850) 475-5230, or Bethany Diamond at (850) 675-6654  CEU’s  will be available.


Anyone using or supervising the use of restricted use pesticides on agricultural or related sites in Florida needs a restricted use pesticide license. Agricultural and related sites include but are not limited to the following areas: farms, plant nurseries, livestock, forests, ornamentals and turf not associated with structures.  A “private applicator” is an individual who has reached the age of majority (generally 18 years old) and is licensed by FDACS to use or supervise the use of any restricted use pesticide for purposes of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by the licensed person or that person’s employer. This license is for
farm, ranch, grove, nursery, sod farm applications, etc. The core portion will be taught before lunch & the private applicator portion will be after lunch.