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2 years experience?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by swim, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    In my state I have to have 2 years experience to get my licenses. It also says in the experience and qualifications section that if I have a licenses that I can use that as a transfer to my state in place of the experience. My question is if I go to a state that doesn't require the 2 years working under someone get a license, then can I get the licenses in my state? Has anyone done this?
  2. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    That may work, back in 89 i moved from mass to maine to start a LCO, my mass licence was good in maine ( I turned it in and they gave me a maine licence ) Then when I moved back in mass they wouldnt take my maine licence so I had to re-take the test to get my mass licence back, which didnt make too much sence.

    If you need 2 years experince to get a licence then how do you get your licence to apply when your working for someone? I dont get it. I like the idea to have guys work for someone, alot like a plumbers licence. Youll learn far more and be a better company because of it.
  3. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    I did phrase it wrong. It should have said 2 years working for someone who is licenced
  4. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    I would have to take the test in both states but if I took it in a different state that didn't require the working for someone who was licenced passed it then I passed my states test I could get the licence in my state without working for someone for 2 years.Will this work?
  5. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: BUMP:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Any opinions or am I barking up the wrong tree?
  6. Lizard

    Lizard LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    It sounds like your qualifications are the same as in MI. There is a way around the two years experience. It is actually up to the discretion of the Department of Ag rep in your state to decide if you can handle the responsibility. Some things that may help to bypass the two years may be
    1)College in a related field (even Science)
    2)Work for a previous company that would have involved weed or insecticide management on site, not necessary to be a fertilizing company
    3)Experience on your own lawn or family lawns.

    A lot of times they are looking for a good reason to trust that you will be responsible with the license. The more information about any experience you may have had could help. Good luck!
  7. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    Lizard, where in MI are ya?
  8. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    Thanks for the response. Not sure what they would be looking for as far as prior experience is consirned. I have worked for a condo complex when just out of high school that we did the spraying on and a couple tree companys in the past. Not sure if they were licensed to spray or not. Also have some collage credit from when in the army. Probabily not related to spraying though. I guess I need to do some indepth questioning to see what qualifies in my state.
  9. Lizard

    Lizard LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    South Of Grand Rapids

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