GI-BMPs teach environmentally safe landscaping practices that help conserve and protect Florida’s ground and surface waters and natural resources. This science-based educational program for Green Industry professionals is brought to you by the UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Training classes in English and Spanish are held at Extension offices and other locations around the state, and online using Zoom. Self-paced training is offered online and on DVD.
Florida law states that all commercial fertilizer applicators must have a Limited Certification from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) (s. 482.1562, F.S.). To get this certification, each commercial applicator must be trained in the GI-BMPs and receive a certificate of completion from UF/IFAS and FDEP. Local ordinances may require that non-commercial fertilizer applicators also be trained.