I am the owner/operator of a small lawn care company in Novi, Mi and was interested in becoming certified in applying pesticides/fertilizer. As I understand the rules correctly as a new applicant I have to work for somebody for two years to attain my license??? I can't take two years off my successful company to get this , is their any way around this ? It also states they may make exceptions, What would a example of this be??? I do not have a degree or any formal education in pesticide application .help!!!