GI-BMP Training & Exam (Green Industries Best Management Practices)
FLORIDA GREEN INDUSTRIES BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES CERTIFICATION
This provides the training and testing necessary to obtain a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Commercial Fertilizer (LCULCF). FL Senate Bill 494 requires all commercial fertilizer applicators to have a LCULCF 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.
Anyone who applies fertilizer commercially is required to have GI-BMP Certification.
Many Counties have adopted Fertilizer Use and Landscape Management Ordinances; check your County for details.
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.
The fertilizer rules and ordinances apply to all residents and owners of urban property, not just commercial applicators.
BMP certification will be awarded to those passing the exam, usually within 30 days of taking the exam.
GI-BMP Manual (It is strongly recommended that you obtain and study this GI-BMP manual prior to attending class). Click here to download your copy.
The training is offered at $30 to general professionals and at $20 to governmental employees.
A maximum of 4 CEUs can be earned by attending this class. Attendees will earn 2 CORE and may select their 2 additional CEUs from: Pvt. App. Ag., O&T, LL&O, LCLM, Comm. L&O or Urban Fertilizer (LUCFA).
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution.