FFLCP Certification Renewal

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Certified Professionals (FFLCP) are required to renew their certifications every two years. Renewal of the certification requires two Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a $50 renewal fee.

A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a measure used in continuing education programs, particularly those required in a certification program or a licensed profession in order to maintain the certification or the license. One hour of professional-level training in a sustainable landscape-related course is equivalent to one CEU.

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program accepts CEUs from the sources listed below. You may choose the courses most relevant to you as a Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Certified Professional. To be eligible, CEU courses must provide education on irrigation, fertilization, pest control practices, current research on turfgrass, stormwater detention design/maintenance or other FFL-related innovative practices.

Approved CEU Options

CEU Reporting Requirements

CEU’s are self-reported. Be sure you receive and keep the required documentation when you attend training. CEU training must be completed within the renewal cycle. CEUs do not roll over.

The CEU records you submit must include:

  • Name
  • Course title
  • Date completed
  • Number of CEUs (one per hour)
  • Signature of course instructor for in-person courses

The following are acceptable as proof of CEU completion:

  • Completed FFLCP CEU Record of Completion form (print and take to in-person classes for the instructor's signature)
  • GI-BMP Training Certificate
  • FDACS Record of Attendance form
  • FNGLA Training Certificate
  • CEU Certificate of Completion

How to Submit CEU Records

Please submit copies of your CEU records with your renewal application and keep the original documents for your records. The FFL Program will not be responsible for misplaced documents.

Mail a copy of CEU records with a $50 check made out to the University of Florida Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program or UF FFL to:

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program
113 Mehrhof Hall
PO Box 110675
Gainesville, FL 32611

Expiration Reminder

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program will notify you three months in advance of your certification expiration date. Certification expires two years from your most recent certification or renewal.

It is important to keep your contact information current so that we may notify you when it is time to renew. To update your contact information, please email ffl-ceu@ifas.ufl.edu.

What happens if my certification expires?

Failure to fulfill the recertification requirements by the expiration date will void the certification and contact information will be removed from the FFLCP directory. In addition, individuals may not use the FFLCP logo or promotional material and may not represent themselves as a Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Certified Professional.

There is a 90-day grace period to renew after certification expiration. If renewal requirements are not met during the grace period, the certification cannot be renewed. The individual must repeat all training requirements to recertify.  

Certification Revocation

FFL has the authority to revoke the certification privileges for the following reasons:

  • Failure to meet FFLCP recertification requirements
  • Failure to adhere to the FFLCP Code of Ethics
  • Misrepresentation of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ positions as stated in the training materials
  • Inappropriate, unsafe or unacceptable behavior