FMCA 2020 DODD Short Courses

FMCA 2019 DODD Short Courses
Welcome to the 2020 DODD Short course Registration Site!

Hilton UF Conference Center - Gainesville

Hotel Name: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville
Hotel Address: 1714 SW 34th Street  Gainesville, Florida   32607
Phone Number: 352-371-3600
Group Name: FLORIDA MOSQUITO CONTROL
Group Code: FMC220
Check-in: 2/2/2020           Check-out: 2/7/2020

 

****REGISTRATION NOW OPEN****

****DODD STIPEND AND CDC FELLOWSHIPS for 2020 ARE CLOSED****

 

NOTE:
You will log in to register using the email account associated with your membership.  If you forgot your password, click on the "Forgot Password" link for assistance. If you are a new member and have NEVER registered for an event previously, you will need to follow the instructions to create a new account, then proceed with registration.

REGISTRATION
Δ  Courses are listed by day and course start time; Click on the course title to access full information on the content, CEU's, and schedule.
Δ  Pay close attention to the course duration; Example: Course "A" starts  at 1:30p 2/3/2019 and ends 2/6/2019 at 3:00p - which means it is a half day on 2/3 and full days 2/4, 2/5 and 2/6.
Δ  If you schedule overlapping courses, you will receive a conflict warning prior to check out - please double check your schedule and resolve the conflict or you will be charged for all classes you have registered for.
Δ  IF YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR SOMEONE ELSE: Be sure you register them IN THEIR NAME to avoid issues with attendance and CEU's. 
Δ  READ THE REGISTRATION OPTIONS CAREFULLY! They are listed by DAY, then by START TIME and not necessarily in exact alphabetical order.


DEADLINES
Δ  Early registration deadline: January 3, 2020
Δ  Beginning January 4, 2020 all course costs increase by $10.00.
Δ  UNPAID Registrations will not be held beyond January 1, 2020
Δ  All cancellations and/or refunds will incur a $10.00 surcharge.
Δ  NO refunds will be made after January 18, 2020
Δ  Courses will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Course limits will be strictly adhered to. You WILL receive a registration confirmation. 

CEU's and CERTIFICATION EXAMS

 ***IMPORTANT TESTING INFORMATION CHANGE FOR 2020***

All exams except the Director’s exam and the Advanced Nosquito Control Certification Exam, now require an FDACS voucher number and scheduled registration through FDACS which will be associated with your exam when you check-in on exam day at the Dodd Short Courses on February 7, 2020. Please see the step-by-step process on how to sign up for these exams and reserve your spot for exam day at the following link: DODD SHORT COURSE VOUCHER REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS.

LINK TO REGISTER FOR THE VOUCHER: EXAM VOUCHER REGISTRATION.

Δ  Certification Exams are listed as CRE1, CRE2, CRE3, CRE4, CRE5, CRE6, CRE7, and CRE8 - THERE IS NO COST FOR THE EXAMS or EXAM REVIEWS if you are registered for other courses  (Courses A - Z)
Δ  For students/attendees who wish to attend the certification exam reviews (Course CRE1 and CRE2) and who have NOT paid for any other course, a $50 fee will be charged per review.
Δ  Students/Attendees who do not have a state issued license and/or are preparing for the exams can not utilize the CEUs offered in 2019.
Δ  NOTE THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS TO HELP PREPARE FOR THE EXAMS:
          Δ  For Exam CRE3 and CRE4 - Students should attend Courses A, G, CRE1, and CRE2
          Δ  For Exam CRE5 - Students should attend Course R
          Δ  For Exams CRE7 and CRE8 - Students should attend at least Courses A, B, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, and Q.

You must register for the Voucher by 3:00 PM TUESDAY, February 4, 2020.

FOR EXAM OR VOUCHER REGISTRATION QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS CONTACT THE FOLLOWING:

For Exam Reviews CRE 1, 2 and Exams CRE 3-7:
Contact Caitlin Gill
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS),
Entomology and Pest Control Section, Tallahassee, FL, 32399.
(386) 853-6433 (Office)
Caitlin.Gill@FDACS.gov

For Exam CRE8: Contact Dr. Eva Buckner
Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, University of Florida/IFAS,
Vero Beach, FL, 32962.
Phone: 772-226-6606
eva.buckner@ufl.edu

****PLEASE NOTE: FMCA, THE DODD COMMITTEE and the FMCA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DO NOT HAVE ACCESS OR CONTROL OVER THE FDACS VOUCHER REGISTRATION SITE AND CANNOT ASSIST WITH ANY DIFFICULTIES IN EXAM VOUCHER REGISTRATION - YOU MUST CONTACT CAITLIN GILL DIRECTLY FOR ANY ISSUES WITH THE FDACS SITE****

PAYMENT
Δ Credit card payments will be processed on-line through this registration page 
Δ  Checks and purchase orders should be sent to:
        FMCA Dodd Short Courses
        5781 Lee Boulevard Suite 208-108
         Lehigh Acres, Florida 33971
Δ  No refunds will be made after JANUARY 18, 2020. All cancellations and/or refunds will incur a $10.00 surcharge. You may send in one check or PO to cover more than one person as long as the names of the persons covered by the payment are identified on the check or PO.

HOTEL and BOOKING DEADLINES
Δ  The room block cut off date is January 15, 2020
Δ  The FMCA has reserved a block of rooms at $125.00 per night, Single or Double, if reservations are made no later than JANUARY 15, 2020
Δ  Book using the FMCA RESERVATION LINK: DODD 2020 Hilton Hotel Link  
Δ  For the hotel to recognize your tax exempt status, you must bring or fax your agency’s tax-exempt certificate. Having the number written down will not be accepted; you must show the certificate.

***OVERFLOW HOTEL INFORMATION-TBD***

GENERAL INFORMATION

Address questions regarding registration to:  FMCA Executive Director - e-mail: executivedirector@floridamosquito.org

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When
2/3/2020 1:30 PM - 2/7/2020 3:00 PM
Where
Hilton UF Conference Center 1714 SW 34th Street Gainesville, FL 32607
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Sunday, 02 February 2020

Description
This registration is for INSTRUCTORS ONLY in order to provide for their registration packet and T-Shirts. Be sure to indicate T-Shirt size and go through the check-out process in order for the registration to be counted.
When
2/2/2020 8:00 AM - 2/7/2020 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
VOLUNTEER and SPECIAL REGISTRATION with Executive Director Approval. Be sure to indicate T-Shirt size and go through the check-out process in order for the registration to be counted.
When
2/2/2020 1:30 PM - 2/7/2020 6:00 PM
1:30 PM

Monday, 03 February 2020

Description
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  This 3.5 day course is designed for students that are seasoned mosquito control professionals with a minimum 5 years on the job experience. STUDENT PREREQUISITES: Completion of the Introduction to Mosquito Control Course.  Registration limited to 38.
When
2/3/2020 1:30 PM - 2/6/2020 5:00 PM
1:30 PM
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Those whose job requires identification of adult mosquitoes as part of research or vector surveillance, or those whose job will be enhanced by the ability to identify adult mosquitoes. STUDENT PREREQUISITES: None, although some basic knowledge of mosquito anatomy, names and identification would be helpful.  Registration limited to 25.
When
2/3/2020 1:30 PM - 2/5/2020 11:30 AM
1:30 PM
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Open. STUDENT PREREQUISITES:  None. Registration limited to 24.
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
1:30 PM
INTENDED AUDIENCE: This course is targeted to personnel who are involved in sentinel chicken surveillance or have a desire to learn more about sentinel chickens. STUDENT PREREQUISITES: None. Registration limited to 30.
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
1:30 PM
INTENDED AUDIENCE: This course is intended for district personnel who are involved in collecting and managing mosquito surveillance data . PREREQUISITES: Basic familiarity with Excel (be able to open the program, use a keyboard to enter information, and save documents).
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
1:30 PM
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  General participation is encouraged although focus will primarily target field work personnel.  STUDENT PREREQUISITES: None. Registration limited to 50.
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
1:30 PM

Tuesday, 04 February 2020

Description
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Mosquito control commissioners or trustees.  STUDENT PREREQUISITES: None.  Registration limited to 18.
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Mosquito Control Directors, assistant directors, administrators, and senior staff.  STUDENT PREREQUISITES: None.  Registration limited to 50.
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Open.  STUDENT PREREQUISITES:  None.  Registration limited to 60.
Time
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
8:00 AM
8 hour Hazardous Materials Operations Level (Level II)  or 8 hour Annual Refresher Training for Level III students INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Government employees and first responders.  Note to all government employees:  Federal law now requires annual emergency response training for all employees that may respond to a chemical spill, regardless if employed by the private sector or local government.  For the training to qualify it must review specific topics as specified by OSHA and EPA.  This course fulfills those requirements. Registration Limited to 30
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Anyone who needs to use ArcGIS 10x at its most basic level.  PREREQUISITES:  Introduction to Mosquito Control. Registration limited to 20.
When
2/4/2020 8:00 AM - 2/5/2020 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Anyone interested in enhancing or improving their agency's educational outreach program. STUDENT PREREQUISITES:  None.  Registration limited to 20.
Time
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
8:00 AM
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  This course is intended for mosquito control and public health workers at all levels of employment.  STUDENT PREREQUISITES: None. Registration limited to 10 minimum and 20 Maximum.
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Individuals interested in a greater understanding of  the ecology of beneficial insects. STUDENT PREREQUISITES:  None. Registration limited to 30.
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
1:30 PM

Wednesday, 05 February 2020

Description
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Mosquito control personnel and health department personnel. Registration limited to 18.  STUDENT PREREQUISITES:  None
Time
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
8:00 AM
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  District managers, biologists, entomologists. STUDENT PREREQUISITES: None.  Registration limited to 50.
Time
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
8:00 AM
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  This course is for mosquito control personnel whose job responsibilities require them to be certified in the Aquatic Weed Control category. STUDENT PREREQUISITES:  None.  Registration limited to 30.
When
2/5/2020 8:00 AM - 2/6/2020 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  This workshop is intended for people new to mosquito control including office personnel, elected officials, and others interested in learning the basics related to the field. It is not intended to prepare participants for state certifications. Registration limited to 18.
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Field Personnel. STUDENT PREREQUISITES: None.  Registration limited to 30.
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Those whose main job responsibility it is to identify larval mosquitoes, those who perform surveillance work, or those whose job will be enhanced by the knowledge of being able to identify larval mosquitoes. Registration limited to 20.  STUDENT PREREQUISITES:  None, although some basic knowledge of mosquito identification would be helpful.  Students should bring a microscope and light source, preferably the ones that will be used by them at their district to perform identification work.  Please bring a dissecting and a compound microscope.
When
2/5/2020 1:30 PM - 2/6/2020 5:00 PM
1:30 PM
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  This course is intended for students from program/backgrounds that have never worked with aerial applications but are interested in learning. STUDENT PREREQUISITES: None. Registration limited to 24.
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
1:30 PM
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  PIOs, Communications Team and Spokespeople. STUDENT PREREQUISITES:  Intro to PR & Media for Mosquito Control Registration limited to 30.
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
1:30 PM
Review for the Core exam
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM
Review for the Core Exam if not taking other classes - You must register and pay a fee.
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM

Thursday, 06 February 2020

Description
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Open. STUDENT PREREQUISITES:  Completion of “Introduction to Mosquito Control.” Registration limited to 20.
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Open. STUDENT PREREQUISITES: None. Registration limited to 18.
Time
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
8:00 AM
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Open. STUDENT PREREQUISITES:   None.  Registration limited to 50.
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Personnel in charge of conducting bottle bioassays and administrators in charge of their districts program.  STUDENT PREREQUISITES: None. Registration limited to 20.
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Anyone who routinely maintains, modifies or fabricates their own equipment for mosquito control. COURSE PREREQUISITES: Must be able to turn a wrench and be  hungry to bring the coveted trophy home to your district.  Registration limited to 50.
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
INTENDED AUDIENCE: This course is intended for students who are interested in learning about the history and mythology of mosquitoes. PREREQUISITES: None
Time
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
8:00 AM
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Anyone interested in learning about virus detection strategies and methods, including but not limited to: district managers, laboratory managers, biologists, and lab technicians of mosquito control districts, universities, or other agencies PREREQUISITES: None
Time
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
8:00 AM
Review for Public Health Exam
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM
Review for the Public Health Exam if not taking other classes - You must register and pay a fee.
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM

Friday, 07 February 2020

Description
REGISTER TO TAKE THE CORE EXAM - NO FEE REQUIRED
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
REGISTER TO TAKE THE PUBLIC HEALTH EXAM - NO FEE REQUIRED
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
REGISTER TO TAKE THE AQUATIC PLANT CONTROL EXAM - NO FEE REQUIRED
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
REGISTER TO TAKE THE AERIAL EXAM - NO FEE REQUIRED
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
REGISTER TO TAKE THE DIRECTORS EXAM - NO FEE REQUIRED
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
REGISTER TO TAKE THE ADVANCED MOSQUITO CONTROL CERTIFICATION - NO FEE REQUIRED
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM

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