Online Tick Training Course


We are excited to announce the launch of an Online Tick Training Course, available for FREE through the UF|IFAS Canvas Catalog! This course was often requested by our stakeholders as a counterpart to our Online Mosquito Training Course (see it here), and we are excited to provide this learning opportunity to meet these needs.

Register for the course here:

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A HUGE thank you to tick experts Dr. Holly Gaff of Old Dominion University and Dr. Alexis White of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services in New York (formerly of the University of Florida/SECVBD) for sharing their time, effort, and expertise to develop the course curriculum and content. We would also like to thank the University of Florida | Institute for Food and Agicultural Sciences Center for Online Learning and Technology (COLT) Team for their assistance in launching this course. We also thank Dr. Rhoel Dinglasan, Dr. Sadie Ryan, Dr. Robyn Nadolny, Dr. Alex Cumbie, Christina Espada, and our stakeholders for constructive comments. Lastly we would like to thank Fairfax County Health Department.

This course is an introduction to ticks, tick-borne diseases, and tick control for employees in the urban pest management industry, public health entomologists, and anyone interested in learning more about ticks. Students will learn about tick biology, identification, surveillance methods, tick management, common tick-borne diseases, safety and prevention, and how all of these modules connect to overall public health.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are currently approved through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences (maximum CEUs earned: 2.0). If you would like to receive credits through a different state, please contact Kaci McCoy ( prior to beginning the course.

General questions about the course? Contact SECVBD Center Coordinator, Kaci McCoy, at

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