Originally Posted by mx315
Thanks for the info.
All of my customer's monthly chemical services are included in their bill and we do mostly commercial properties. I have a spray tech that is really good and wants to come work for me, but has never taken the test to get his own license. I'm looking for a rent-a-license to get me by long enough to allow me to take the test and get my own license, so I don't have to worry about it anymore. I know there are people around that do it and even called the Regional Inspector to make sure it was legal. I know another company that did it and now have their own license and running 2 full time spray crews. At last count I have close to 950K s/f of turf that we maintain and think it's about time to make the move. Any idea how I would go about looking for a license holder?
I can't recommend Rent-A-License mainly because the state has a big thing about it and levee big fines as well as pulls certifications and licenses. You might get away with it, but I wouldn't want to get caught.
One of the ways the state catches you is on paper work and unemployment taxes. Read the law, a CPOIC must be a full time employee, which is I think 32 hours a week minimum. His pay scale on the tax role must match the normal prevailing wage or it sends up Big Red Flags. BTW If they smell something funny they will pull IRS returns also. If you have to pay prevailing wage why not have the Real deal CPO.
I am sorry but when you pull those accounts from your present subcontractor he is losing enough business to question who is taking it. CPO can be a revengeful bunch and will turn in a competitor in a NYC if they think he is taking there business. I will be honest and say I am the first to turn in a Rent-A-License or illegal "IF" THEY STEP ON MY TOES.
If I thought I could Get away with a Rent-A-License operation under my own Certification, I would do it in a NYC second.