The Florida Mosquito Control Association’s educational programming offered through the Dodd Short Courses is known throughout the United States and internationally. The event occurs annually and offers a slate of 25 – 35 options of ½ day to week-long courses on vector control methods, vector biology, ecology, and identification, vector-borne disease, and more. Typical attendance is ~300 individuals from Florida, the US, as well as international participants. Attendees earn continuing educations units approved by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) or their respective state agencies (for trainees outside of Florida). Attendees have the opportunity to earn their license in Public Health Pest Control or a certification in Advanced Mosquito Control. We worked closely with FDACS in the competitive selection process including encouraging mosquito control programs with smaller budgets to apply for the SECVBD fellowship. Importantly, we worked closely with the FMCA to successfully execute the training fellowship to “lower the barrier to access” for local, state, and federal public health agency personnel. The fellowship awards $1,000 to each selected applicant in the fellowship competition to cover the costs for registration, course fees and travel/lodging as per the indicated needs of the awardee and their respective agency.