I notice alot of you guys do chemical and fertilizer applications. How hard is it to obtain these certificates in other states. Here in Tennessee, they have changed the requirements to require a 4 year degree in some type of agriculture course or turf management. Or you can be an applicator for someone else for 2 years and then you can apply to take the test after the person you have been working for signs off on a form stating you had worked for them. Why would they do that? You may take some of their accounts. I can't figure out why they have made it so difficult here to spray chemicals. You can put out fertilize with no other certificate. The State of Tennessee needs to go back and take a look at alot of guys in my area that have their licenses to spray. All they do is kill peoples yards and charge for services they don't do. One of my accounts had their yard treated last week and they showed me the invoice. What a joke!!! They charged her $62 for the app stated they used 25lbs or fert and 6 gals. of chemical to spot spray. I was next door working on a property and this guy was not there 15 minutes. He may have used 5lbs of fert and a gallon of spray from a 2 gallon sprayer. What a freaking joke!!