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Old 12-31-2012, 11:23 PM
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practical knowledge and what they test u on is two totally different things. The test isn't easy.
I know people with pre-Katrina contractors licenses that do shotty work. I think part of your licensing should be on-job evaluation - IMO.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:32 PM
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Its near impossible to just read the books and then pass the exams. Alot of stuff on the test you dont learn from the books. Only reason i passed irrigation is becuz im been practicing hands on.
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Yes that's true hands on goes a long way. But the info out of the books should be still fresh in your mind once you finish studying it though. But I understand the whole situation though. Hands on helps out a lot.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:47 PM
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I have 3 out of the main 4 certifications, The Pest App Exam kicked my ass he worst...passed the Core test with no problem but the La. portion messed me up for some reason...I finally passed it on the 3rd attempt.....and all other exams I passed on the 2nd attempt. I am glad that's behind me. I don't think I will do the Arborist anytime soon...I usually try to sub out all tree work.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:59 PM
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Happy New Years fellas. Gotta love it being 70deg on Jan 1st. Im trying to relax , but im ready to kick off the season.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:01 PM
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I know I'm ready to start cutting again
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:54 PM
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Where do u get the stuff to study for the test y'all talkin bout?
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:27 PM
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Where do u get the stuff to study for the test y'all talkin bout?
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http://www.ldaf.louisiana.gov/portal...8/Default.aspx
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:30 PM
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Thanks big c that's gonns help out a lot
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:59 PM
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Any of you have the LNLA CNLP? I was thinking about getting it cause they offer a two day course plus, it will help me with the landscape horticulturist exam instead of just reading the books. I have two little boys and reading is nearly impossible.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:27 PM
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Its been a while since I been on here, 2013 will be a cut back for me in the lawn business. I got a new job in operations which is a huge step up in pay and in my career. At first I was very motivated in bulding my business and less at my day job but I had a lot put into my head from proccess supervisors about my future and blessed me with a good interview and was giving the job. I had about 30 lawns but now I will have to cut them in half to about 17 lawns. I love cutting lawns so I just cant let it all go!!! Its easy money plus it got me where im at now in life. I wish I can hang with the big boys but im back in the little league....lol
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