Hi real quick question

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by igtgame, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. igtgame

    igtgame LawnSite Member
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    Finding out answers when it comes to reciprocity is like impossible, i am a licensed applicator and operater in New jersey and now moved to florida, what do i have to transfer licenses, also with these two licenses what does it take to be allowed to fertize,use weed controls, fungicides,, i want to open my own lawn care company but am a little unsure about how to approach it without being fiined and what not, any helpful suggestions would be greatly appraciated, been a lawn tech for Scotts for almost 4 years
     
  2. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    Your out of luck, Gonna have to take the test again according to my quick search. See link below.

    http://pep.wsu.edu/ctag/pdf/recip/Practices_Apendix_04.pdf

    Get in touch with RIC, I am sure he would love to help out a New Jersey guy that just moved to FLA:waving:

    Seriously, RIC would be a great source of info for you as to how to go about getting the license.
     
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,946

    igtgame

    IF you have a CURRENT Certification from an other state, the time requirement to sit for the Florida CPO test is only one year working for a Commercial Application Company. You can only sit for the test category of the License or licenses you have and worked under for one year.

    If you are new to Florida, I strongly suggest you take the time to work for a Commercial application company getting both the training for this climate and the license. The difference of having a License and not having a License will be Day and Night when you start your own company. However their is enough Profit and Market share that you may just want to only be a pesticide company. I think with your experience knowing what Chemicals cost and a year of seeing both the profit level and the poor work being done by others, You just might want to be a pesticide company only.
     

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