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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Orkin Termite Training Facility?
It is at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka, Florida. A map, directions and lodging information is here. Parking is available onsite.

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Meals and snacks during training hours
Lunch is provided on each full day of class. Breakfast and dinner for multiple day classes are up to the attendee. Check with your hotel to see if they provide breakfast, as a few have complimentary Continental breakfast. During the day drinks and snacks are provided in the classroom.

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When do we start?
The pest control training courses will begin promptly at 8:00 AM. Please arrive early to pick up your notebook and nametag and to meet your instructors.

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What lodging is available nearby?
Apopka and neighboring towns offer a few lodging options within 10 miles or so. A list of local hotels is below. Many additional lodging options also are available several miles south in the Lake Buena Vista / Disney area.

We have agreements with the brand new Hampton Inn & Suites and Holiday Inn Express in Apopka and the Courtyard by Marriott in Ocoee.

Hampton Inn & Suites and Holiday Inn Express
PMU Students can received a special rate for lodging. This rate includes a room for one or two and includes up to two hot breakfasts. Each hotel room has a refrigerator and a microwave as well as a large TV with plenty of movie channels. Please ask for the "University of Florida corporate rate for Pest Management University" to receive this special rate. They can only offer the lower rate if rooms are booked in advance. They will attempt to accommodate any walk-in students, but cannot guarantee the lower rate. We appreciate your understanding. This hotel is a quick 16 minute drive to the center and is located near several restaurants.

Hampton Inn & Suites
321 Lake Cortez Drive, Apopka, FL 32703
407-880-7861 ph; 407-880-7862 fax 8.6 miles/16 minutes

Holiday Inn Express
238 North Line Drive, Apopka, FL 32703
407-880-7868 ph; 407-880-7869 fax 8.6 miles/16 minutes

Courtyard by Marriott
Let reservations know you are with Pest Management University and see the codes below for which type of room you need. Note: This location will be undergoing renovation in 2013 which may impact the inclusion of a free breakfast.

UFLA — King - Single
UFLD — Double Queen

Rate is $99 (plus tax). Includes breakfast for 2 (eggs, grits, sausage, biscuits, oatmeal, cereal, etc.)

10971 W Colonial Dr Ocoee, FL 34761
407-573-1010 8.3 miles/11 minutes

Additional Surrounding Accommodations

Best Western Turnpike West - Orlando (just off the turnpike, south of the center)
10945 W Colonial Dr. Ocoee, FL, 34761
407-656-5050 8.3 miles/11 minutes

Crosby Inn Apopka (family owned and operated) Northeast of the center
1440 West Orange Blossom Trail (Hwy 441 N) Apopka, FL 32712
407-886-3220 1 (800) 821-6685 5.3 miles/12 minutes

Hampton Inn Mount Dora (Northwest of the center)
19700 US Highway 441 Mount Dora, FL 32757-0695
352-383-4267 15.9 miles/27 minutes

Comfort Inn Eustis (Northwest of the center)
16630 US Highway 441 W Mount Dora, FL 32757
352-383-3400 19.3 miles/35 minutes

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Is smoking allowed at the facility?
As of July 1, 2010 all University of Florida facilities are designated No Smoking Areas. Smoking is only allowed in your car.

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How do I purchase courses content?

Find the course you are looking to take by navigating to the main “Courses” page. You may then narrow your search by clicking on an appropriate “Category” to find the course you would like to take. When you decided on the course you would like to select, click the “Enroll in Course” button and you will be taken to the shopping cart page. Once there, click the “Checkout” button. You will be taken to a page to confirm your order where you must enter a valid email and license number, your billing information, and an appropriate method of payment. You must then place your order by clicking “Place Order”. Once your payment is complete, you will receive a confirmation email.. As a new student, you will also receive an email with instructions to assist you in creating your profile within Engage®.

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Questions about taking CEUs online
Courses online offer increased flexibility and convenience. The online format allows you to access your courses at any time of the day or night, allowing you to study and complete assignments around your personal and professional schedule. Students attend class by accessing the virtual classroom through an online learning system with 24x7 technical support. These online courses are approved by the State of Florida to meet the necessary CEU licensure requirements.

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Classroom Courtesy
While at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, you may only make and receive phone calls during class breaks and lunch. Please be courteous of your classmates and place your phone on silent when you arrive. This is a professional learning environment, and you are expected to attend all class sessions and be on time. The instructors reserve the right to remove any unruly or uncooperative student from class without refund of fees.

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Appropriate Dress
You will be in a working environment, so please dress accordingly (company uniforms are acceptable). We ask that you wear long pants and work shoes (no open-toed shoes) while class is in session. For the WDO Inspections class a crawl suit is recommended but one will be provided if you don't have one.

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How do the prerequisites work?

  • All "Expert" courses require both the "Foundations" course and the "Masters" course to have been completed prior to enrollment.
  • All "Masters" courses require the "Foundations" course to be completed prior to enrollment.

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