Online CEUs for FNGLA or FFLCP Certifications

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ online continuing education courses are self-paced and can be completed on your mobile device or computer.

Each one-hour course provides one CEU. The course fee is $25.

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Introduction to the Florida-Friendly
Landscaping™ Program

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This one-hour course introduces the nine principles of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program. Learn how to improve landscape maintenance using these principles, and the benefits to communities that have implemented the recommended practices.

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Legislation,
Codes, and Your Community

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This course provides an overview of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ legislation (Florida State Statute 373.185) and how it affects communities and homeowner associations. You will also see how the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program has helped communities across the state reduce their water consumption, fertilizer, and pesticide use, saving both time and money.

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Maintenance with Florida-Friendly
Landscaping™

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Learn how to maintain healthy landscapes that use a minimum of water, fertilizer, and pesticides by following the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program's nine principles. This course covers site considerations for locating plants; using UF/IFAS recommended practices for irrigation, fertilization and pest management; reducing nonpoint source pollution caused by poor landscaping practices; and the benefits these practices bring to your communities.

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Florida-Friendly Turfgrass:
Selection and Best Management Practices

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This overview of Florida-Friendly turfgrass selection and management practices includes: turfgrass species for home lawns and commercial properties; how to select appropriate turfgrass species; shade tolerance; and fertilization, mowing and irrigation Best Management Practices for turfgrass establishment and beyond.

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™
Recognition Program

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This course explains the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Recognition Program, the components of the Landscape Recognition Checklists for existing home landscapes and new construction, and the rationale behind the recommendations. Florida water quality and quantity issues are also covered, as well using appropriate landscape practices to reduce nonpoint source pollution.

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™
Design Considerations

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Learn how to create a successful Florida-Friendly Landscape whether you are installing a new landscape or converting an existing traditional Florida yard. This course covers important landscape design considerations as well as the use of turf, hardscape and plant materials in Florida-Friendly landscapes.

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Irrigation BMPs for Professionals

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This course covers Irrigation Best Management Practices for lawn and landscape professionals. Topics include:

  • Irrigation systems
  • The effects of irrigation on volatilization, leaching, runoff, excessive withdrawal and water quality issues
  • Effects of over or under irrigation on plants and fertilizer needs
  • Irrigation water quality and reclaimed water issues
  • Diagnosing irrigation and fertilizer problems
  • The importance of proper repair
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Lawn and Landscape BMPs for Professionals

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This course covers installation and maintenance Best Mangement Practices for lawn and landscape professionals. Topics include:

  • Florida's turfgrass species and characteristics
  • Annual fertilization requirements
  • The effects of landscape design, mowing, pruning, irrigation, shade, wear, pest, disease, cold and heat stresses on fertilization requirements, and the effects of fertilization on these cultural aspects.
  • The effects of landscape practices on water quality, including nutrient pollution, erosion and sedimentation, and water usage rates