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Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 482
PEST CONTROL
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F.S. 482.157
1482.157 Limited certification for commercial wildlife management personnel.
(1) The department shall establish a limited certificate that authorizes a person who engages in the commercial trapping of wildlife to use nonchemical methods, including traps, mechanical or electronic devices, and exclusionary techniques to control commensal rodents.
(2) The department shall issue a limited certificate to an applicant who:
(a) Submits an application and examination fee of at least $150, but not more than $300, as prescribed by the department by rule;
(b) Passes an examination administered by the department. The department shall provide the appropriate study materials for the examination and make the examination readily available to applicants in each county as necessary, but not less frequently than quarterly; and
(c) Provides proof, including a certificate of insurance, that the applicant has met the minimum bodily injury and property damage insurance requirements in s. 482.071(4).
(3) An application for recertification must be made annually and be accompanied by a recertification fee of at least $75, but not more than $150, as prescribed by the department by rule. The application must also be accompanied by proof of completion of the required 4 classroom hours of acceptable continuing education and the required proof of insurance. After a grace period not exceeding 30 calendar days after the recertification renewal date, the department shall assess a late fee of $50 in addition to the renewal fee. A certificate automatically expires 180 days after the recertification date if the renewal fee has not been paid. After expiration, the department shall issue a new certificate only if the applicant successfully passes a reexamination and pays the examination fee and late fee.
(4) Certification under this section does not authorize:
(a) The use of pesticides or chemical substances, other than adhesive materials, to control rodents or other nuisance wildlife in, on, or under structures;
(b) Operation of a pest control business; or
(c) Supervision of an uncertified person using nonchemical methods to control rodents.
History.s. 4, ch. 2011-192; s. 10, ch. 2011-206.
1Note.As created by s.10, ch. 2011-206. For a description of multiple acts in the same session affecting a statutory provision, see preface to the Florida Statutes, “Statutory Construction.” Section 482.157 was also created by s. 4, ch. 2011-192, and that version reads:

482.157 Limited certification for commercial wildlife management personnel.

(1) The department shall establish a limited certificate authorizing individual commercial wildlife trapper personnel to use nonchemical methods, including traps, mechanical or electronic devices, and exclusionary techniques, to control commensal rodents.

(2) The department shall issue a limited certificate to an applicant who:

(a) Submits an application and examination fee, set by departmental rule, of not more than $300 or less than $150. The department shall provide examination reference materials and offer the examination at least quarterly or as necessary in each county;

(b) Passes the departmental examination; and

(c) Provides proof, including a certificate of insurance, that the applicant has met the minimum financial bodily injury and property damage requirements in s. 482.071(4).

(3) An application for recertification must be made annually and be accompanied by a recertification fee of not more than $150 or less than $75, as established by rule. The application also must be accompanied by proof of completion of the required 4 classroom hours of acceptable continuing education and the required proof of insurance. After a grace period not exceeding 30 days after the recertification renewal date, a late fee of $50 shall be assessed in addition to the renewal fee. A certificate automatically expires 180 days after the recertification date if the renewal fee has not been paid. After expiration, a new certificate shall be issued only upon successful reexamination and payment of the examination and late fees.

(4) Certification under this section does not authorize:

(a) The use of pesticides or chemical substances, other than adhesive materials, to control rodents or other nuisance wildlife in, on, or under structures;

(b) Operation of a pest control business; or

(c) Supervision of an uncertified person using nonchemical methods to control rodents.