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FLORIDA GREEN INDUSTRIES BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES CERTIFICATION
Anyone who applies fertilizer commercially/for hire in Florida is required to have GI-BMP Certification.
This provides the training and exam necessary to obtain a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Commercial Fertilizer (LCULCF). FL Senate Bill 494 requires all commercial fertilizer applicators to have this certification as of January 1, 2014.
This program teaches the Best Management Practices for anyone working, supervising or advising in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. The training is focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting from fertilization or pesticide application and includes:
- Snacks and Lunch
- Training Materials
- Overview of Situation/Laws
- Lawn and Landscape Best Management Practices
- Irrigation Best Management Practices
- Fertilization Best Management Practices
- Pesticide Best Management Practices
- Overview of Local County/Municipality Ordinaces
- Applications for LCULCF and Vechicle Decals
For a sneak peek at the training manual go to: http://fyn.ifas.ufl.edu/professionals/BMP_class_agenda.htm
The Hillsborough County Landscape Management and Fertilizer Use Rule and the City of Tampa Fertilizer Ordinance require all commercial, governmental and institutional fertilizer applicators to be GI-BMP certified and that work vehicles be identified with a vehicle decal.
This training may be taken to satisfy some FDACS and FNGLA CEU requirements.
CEUs: 2.0 Core plus 2.0 O&T, L&O, LCLM, LLO, Urban Fertilizer or PA
For more information contact: Susan Haddock at (813)-744-5519 ext. 54103 or firstname.lastname@example.org