fert certification test results....confused

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by palawnman, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. palawnman

    palawnman LawnSite Member
    from PA
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    :confused: I took my PA fert cert test 2 weeks ago, I've been waiting for the results. I had my wife go check the PO box today and I think we got the results back. I am going by what she is telling me in the letter. It didnt have anything on their about passing or failing. All it was a Pesticide Business License Application, instructions how to do and an envelope to send it out. Does this mean I passed, or not neccessarily? She overheard someone at the post office say that they still had some mail that were not sorted out from the long weekend. I was under the impression that you got Business License application only if you passed...I have been waiting for the results for what seems like forever, I have had to wait on my advertising b/c I wanted to put in their about fertilization if I passed. Any info would be appreciated.

    Ron:confused:
     
  2. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You should receive a letter telling you if you passed or failed...I think they tell you 2-3 weeks after you take it. The instructor told us they do a bunch at a time, and you have to wait until they get back to HBG (I think) to run them through...
     
  3. palawnman

    palawnman LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 159

    Thats what I thought. Its just weird that they would send you out the application for the business license w/o knowing if you passed. I guess my question was more along the lines, of is it standard that they mail those out before getting your results. I didnt know if they just mailed it out to you after the first time you try to get certified so that you have it whenever you eventually pass. I was still holding out hope that my results are already in and the Post Office just didnt get a chance to put it in my box because they were behind this morning.

    Ron
     
  4. E-man

    E-man LawnSite Member
    from PA
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    I just took the test last thursday and the instructor told me if I passed I would recieve the business license and applicators license application in the mail

    You could always call your regional office too.
     
  5. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    You mean they don't tell you right away if you passed?? When we take the test, they run it in a computer and check it right then and there. It even tells you what chapters of the test that you missed the questions. They've been doing it here this way for about 10 years now. I thought our state was slow, but it sounds like your state needs to come into the 21st century.:dizzy:
     
  6. palawnman

    palawnman LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 159

    I was thinking the same thing. At the very least I thought that at least you can receive results via email or check on web site instead of waiting for the mail. It sucks to have to wait.

    Ron
     
  7. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    You passed snce you got the application for the license.
     
  8. palawnman

    palawnman LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 159

    Thats what I thought, I dont want to get my hopes up though. I want to actually have something that states that you passed. Also I want to see how I did. Oh by the way, in case I didnt pass can I say that you said since I got the application for the license, it should mean that I passed? :)

    Ron
     
  9. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    haha, well that's how I found out i had passed, i figure things probably didn't change.
    Congrats btw. :clapping:
     
  10. crzymow

    crzymow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 378

    I hope you are talking about your comercial license for spraying and applying pesticides. you dont need a license if you are just using fertilizers.
     

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