Vol 113 (2000): Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society
Garden And Landscape

Rationale, methods and results of a pesticide certification exam prep program

David K. Palmer
Hillsborough County Cooperative Extension Service
front cover of vol 113, 2000
Published December 1, 2000


The State of Florida has designated many classes and categories of pesticide applicators. Hillsborough County ex perienced a failure rate of 39% on these exams during 1997-1998. The high failure rate led to development of a series of exam prep classes, which have helped reduce the failure rate to 22% in 1999.