Pest Control Technology


Established in 1884, the mission of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is to deliver unsurpassed educational programs that prepare students to address the world’s critical challenges related to agriculture, food systems, human well-being, natural resources, and sustainable communities.


2020 McCarty Hall D
P.O. Box 110270
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-0270

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About this Program

Certificates must contain at least nine credits of coursework that are unique to that program out of all other certificates and minors.

Department Information

The Entomology and Nematology Department prepares students for exciting careers in a variety of fields. Entomology and Nematology majors can enter medical, dental, or veterinary school; progress to graduate study in any of several biological sciences such as ecology, nematology, entomology, horticulture, or zoology; or move directly to a variety of careers in fields such as pest management, ecotourism, or biosecurity.


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P.O. Box 110620
1881 Natural Area Drive, Bldg. 970 


The pest control technology certificate is awarded upon completion of specific coursework in entomology and pest management that satisfies the academic requirements of Florida state statute 482, which requires 24 semester credits plus one year of employment to qualify to take the Florida Pest Control Operator's license examination.

There are no prerequisite courses, but students are advised to remember the requirement of a year's employment to qualify to take the licensing exam.

Required Courses

ENY 4230Urban Pesticide Application3
IPM 3022Fundamentals of Pest Management3
IPM 4254Landscape Integrated Pest Management: Ornamentals and Turf3
Additional courses from the Urban Pest Management and Landscape Pest Management certificates 115
Total Credits24

Select from additional courses listed in the Landscape Pest Management and Urban Pest Management certificates.