Archive for March, 2013

Frequently Asked Questions: Understanding and Obtaining the GI-BMP Certification and Fertilizer License

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about the GI-BMP training and application for fertilizer license 

I’m not sure if I or my employee(s) passed my GI-BMP post-test.  How can I find out?

  • Visit  Click on “Palm Beach” to view all professionals who have successfully completed this training.  Note: this is not proof of Urban Fertilizer License (required of all professionals who apply fertilizer commercially as of 2014), but proof that the prerequisite was earned.
  • Additionally, you can call 561.233.1759 a minimum of 4 weeks after your GI-BMP class (if you took the class through Palm Beach County Extension), with the date you took it, and we can look it up for you.

I passed my GI-BMP post-test, but I need to request a replacement certification card.  How do I order a replacement?

My information on file with the state GI-BMP office needs to be changed.  How do I change my address?

I have my GI-BMP certificate of completion.  What do I need to do to obtain my Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Commercial Fertilizer?

Florida LMA ‘s Newest Chapter to Hold Social Gathering April 4th

UF / IFAS Palm Beach County Extension is home to the newest chapter of the Landscape Maintenance Association (LMA).  The LMA Atlantic Coast Chapter meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm.  The next meeting is a social gathering at Duffy’s Restaurant in Royal Palm Beach.  Duffy’s will donate 10% of the proceeds to the LMA.  Come out to meet other LMA members and the board and share industry stories.  Bring family and guests. 

Where: Duffy’s Restaurant, 11935 Southern Blvd., Royal Palm Beach, FL, 33411 [Map:]

When: April 4th, 7:00pm –

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Since 1988, The non-profit organization Landscape Management Association has served Florida.  The LMA’s principal objective is to promote sound landscaping and horticultural practices by providing knowledge, education and an extensive network of suppliers and support professionals to the landscape management industry.  Visit the LMA at  and Get Knowledge, Get Power, Get Mowing!