Continuing Education

FDACS Fertilizer CEUs

Renewal of the Limited Commercial Fertilizer Applicator Certificate (fertilizer license) requires four CEUs total: two 482 CORE and two Limited Urban Fertilizer (LF) category.

Most GI-BMP in-person classes and live online classes (via Zoom) provide all four CEU's required to renew the fertilizer license, but you should check before attending to be sure CEUs will be awarded for that class.
Note that the GI-BMP self-paced online training does NOT provide CEUs.
     Schedule of GI-BMP in-person and live online (Zoom) classes

The UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program currently offers two one-hour online courses.
     Online courses from UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

Other UF/IFAS online CEU courses from can be found here:
     UF/IFAS Pesticide Information Office

You can also search the FDACS public database to find all approved CEU classes, including online classes
     FDACS Public Database CEU Course Search

Tips for searching the FDACS database:
For online courses select *on-line* at the bottom of the Locations list. 
For Categories select 482 General Standards/Core and/or Limited Urban Fertilizer.
Click on the courses that interest you to get the provider’s information.

UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Webinars

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program provides free webinars on science-based topics of interest to green industry professionals, landscape architects and community association managers, as well as webinars for Florida homeowners.

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Upcoming Webinars

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Sep 8, 2020 10:00 A.M.
Stormwater Pond Design and Maintenance - Dr. Gail Hansen and Michele Atkinson

Oct 13, 2020 10:00 A.M.
Soil Health and Soil Testing - Dr. Rau Mylavarapu

Nov 10, 2020 10:00 A.M.
Common Installation Mistakes - Erin Alvarez

Dec 8, 2020 11:00 A.M.
Landscaping for Climate Change - Mike Volk and Dr. Gail Hansen


Recorded Webinars

Compost bin

Right Plant, Right Place: Florida-Friendly Plants! - August 12, 2020
Tina McIntyre, Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent at UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, presents this webinar as part of our FFL Homeowner Webinar Series.

Applying fertilizer
Tree Resiliency BMPs for Storm Season - August 11, 2020
Avoid costly and dangerous damage with right tree right place choices and best practices for tree maintenance, design and installation. Learn tree BMPs from Dr. Michael Orfanedes, UF/IFAS Broward County Extension Agent.


Applying fertilizer
Selecting and Establishing Turfgrass - July 14, 2020
People have many questions about growing turfgrass in Florida. Join Dr. Laurie Trenholm to learn more about the various types of turfgrass you can choose and how to get this new lawn off to a great start.


Compost bin

How to Identify Common & Uncommon Landscape Palms - June 24, 2020
Stephen Brown, Extension Agent at UF/IFAS Extension Lee County, presents this webinar as part of our FFL Homeowner Webinar Series.


Applying fertilizer
Fertilizer Recommendations in a Time of Blackouts - June 9, 2020
Many areas of Florida have instituted a summer blackout period where nitrogen and phosphorous fertilizer may not be applied. Dr. Bryan Unruh discusses product selection and timing to deal with this new normal.


Compost bin

Composting - May 20, 2020
Lisa Meredith, Composting, Community and School Gardens Program Coordinator at UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County, presents this webinar as part of our FFL Homeowner Webinar Series.


Irrigation controllers

Smart Irrigation Technology - May 19, 2020
Dr. Michael Dukes discusses the products and practices for irrigation systems to help conserve water while also properly irrigating our landscapes.


Plant

Dr. Wilson's Top 10 Native Plants for Florida Yards - April 29, 2020
Dr. Sandra Wilson, Professor of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida, presents this webinar as part of our FFL Homeowner Webinar Series.


Butterfly

Florida Butterfly Garden Design - April 15, 2020
Tia Silvasy, UF/IFAS Orange County Extension Agent, presents this webinar as part of our FFL Homeowner Webinar Series.


Invasive plant catclaw mimosa

BMPs for dealing with invasive plants in the landscape - April 14, 2020
Invasive plants are frequently problematic in Florida landscaping. Dr. Stephen Enloe, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department and the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, helps the landscape practitioner understand best management practices for addressing some of the most troublesome invasive plants in Florida.


New Landscape Pests

Non-chemical Weed Control Methods - February 25, 2020
Dr. Chris Marble, Assistant Professor of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida, presents information for homeowners on "Non-chemical Weed Control Methods in the Florida Landscape"


New Landscape Pests

New Landscape Pests - October 29, 2019
Dr. Adam Dale from the UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology Dept.discusses new pests and potential threats to our landscape trees, turf and plants.


Lethal Bronzing Disease

Lethal Bronzing Disease Update - July 15, 2019
Dr. Brian Bahder from the UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center discusses the history of the disease in Florida, how it is spread, ways to diagnose and monitor its progression and the future outlook for our palms.