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Old 08-11-2001, 05:39 PM
lamblawnscaping lamblawnscaping is offline
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How to get liscenced in va

Can anyone give me information on getting liscenced in va. The requirements to be a pesticide business are that you have a certified commercial applicator on your payroll. In order to become a commercial applicator you are supposed to work for another company for at least a year. Obviously i am not going to do that, so is there another way any of you know of.
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Old 08-14-2001, 06:28 PM
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Contact your local extension agent or representative from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. www.vdacs.state.va.us/pesticides
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Old 08-14-2001, 11:28 PM
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you need 40 hours of training with a cert appl. for you personal lic.
Business lic you need tobe a commercial appl.
you are looking at about a year to have everything in order.
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Old 08-21-2001, 10:52 PM
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Here in Richmond, J. Sargeant Reynolds College is offering a course and I understand that with the course and successful completion of the VA state test you can get your license.

Seems to be a good way for us owner/operators to get our license.

This course begins Monday 8/27/2001 at 1:00 pm.
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Old 08-22-2001, 10:21 AM
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This is erie,..I just come over to post this exact question.

If you call the extension, or Va tech, they will tell you, you have to work for a licensed applicator an dsend you a bunch of literature.

Now I talked to someone (no names here) and they said they didn't have to work for anyone else. They just took the test at DMV, but it might have changed since they did it.

And I think it's 20 hours not 40 - I'll double check.

I also have info on a correspondence course for turfgrass pest management, I'll get that info and let ya know how to contact them.
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Old 08-22-2001, 10:23 AM
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Heres another link....

http://www.vtpp.ext.vt.edu/
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Old 08-25-2001, 02:58 PM
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The next prep course in No. Va. will be held in late Nov. or early Dec. I think it will be held in Woodbridge. There are some changes to certain sections being implimented so contact with the extension service is recommended.
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Old 08-25-2001, 11:23 PM
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call Frank Filipy at 703-324-5321 or e-mail ffilipy@erols.com
or www.vdacs.state.va.us/pesticides
he is the pesticide investigator for the office of pesticide services in No Va.
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Old 08-26-2001, 06:14 PM
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Thanks for all the information. I didn't expect such good imformation. Sunrise, I assume you are a certified commercial applicator. Would you possibly consider training someone.
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Old 08-27-2001, 08:42 AM
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you assumed right I am
sure I help you in you training
e-mail me, so we can get together
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