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Connecticut Licensing

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Markf, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 407

    Would anybody from Connecticut be able to help me? I wish to become licensed to put down pesticides and fertilization. The problem is I cannot get a straight answer from the state or others in the business. I am assuming that pesticides needs a license because of the web site. But there is absolutely nothing said of fertilization or pre-emergent applications. Please help.
  2. Emerscape

    Emerscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 157

    i am interested in the same thing as well. Im originally from Litchfield CT and moved to Abington MA this past year. I just returned home from taking the Massachusetts Applicators License exam and now need to go take it in CT. I talked to someone from lesco who said i would in fact need a license in CT (i still have clients there) and that it was in fact harder than the MA one because it is both written and oral. Did you try the Connecticut Department of Agriculture? Im gonna look into it more tonight and Ill keep you updated
  3. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 508

    Where abouts in litchfield, i live in the area.
  4. Envi-Lawn

    Envi-Lawn LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 86

    Call CT DEP in Hartford -Pesticide Management Div. Brad Robinson is the dept.head. Classes are offered throughout the state to help you.
    Licensing is needed for any pesticide application including roundup and pre emergent. Do not apply any pesticide w/o a license. First offense in CT. is up to $1000.00 After you are licensed you can apply OTC and RU pesticides in CT
  5. Scottish LScape

    Scottish LScape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    prep classes are offered @ East Haven Landscape from Uconn. Give them a call. Good Luck!
  6. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 407

    Thanks for the info. I'll give them a call. :waving:
  7. Emerscape

    Emerscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 157

    hey lawnandplow42,
    I am originally from New Preston CT but moved up to the south shore of boston about a year and a half ago. My parents still live there and I still go home alot..its hard to move somewhere else if your used to the litchfield county kind of living.. if your from litchfield then you probably know JCL Pro Tree. My cousin jamie owns that.
  8. Emerscape

    Emerscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 157

    is the CT license the same test as the Massachusetts test or is it harder? Lesco told me it was a written and oral.. Mass was just 125 questions of multiple choice
  9. broske

    broske LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    I just passed my 3a ornamental&turf I thought it was easier than the arborist test which is a written exam,identification if you pass the i.d. you have take an oral exam.The 3a is written and then an oral exam.Study alot and if you take the course at east haven landscape it is a big help.Good luck
  10. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 407

    I am glad I revisited the thread. Thanks for the info.

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