Applicator license in pa

psdnate

LawnSite Member
Location
Ephrata, PA
I'm in pa and was wondering if you need an applicator license to spread organic fertilizer? I am going organic this year on my lawn to see how it goes and if it works good I was thinking about offering that service to my costumers for the following year.
 

NattyLawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Lancaster, PA
As long as you're getting paid for profit, you need a license in the state of PA to apply any material. Getting a license isn't hard. You take the Core test (closed book), and the Cat. 7, which is open book.

Send me a PM if you have any questions.
 
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psdnate

LawnSite Member
Location
Ephrata, PA
Natty thanks for the reply. I see we're in the area. What services do you offer? If I decide not to offer fertilizing maybe I could sub it out to you if you offer fertilizing.
 

NattyLawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Lancaster, PA
Natty thanks for the reply. I see we're in the area. What services do you offer? If I decide not to offer fertilizing maybe I could sub it out to you if you offer fertilizing.
I would definitely get your license. You'll make more profit per app than mowing and take your business to the next level.

I'd much rather be your consultant that out humping more lawns. :)
 

chrisgallagherr

LawnSite Member
Location
bensalem
Yeh that helped a little but there's so many tests and codes I saw the one for lawn care I think it was pep-07 how many tests and hoops do I have to jump threw and how long does the license last and I have landscaping and bussiness insurance now is that enought to get my license or is there a specialty insurance needed
 

NattyLawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Lancaster, PA
You need Core (00) and Cat 7. License expires yearly. There are recertification credits needed to keep your license. You need liability insurance up to 1 million dollars I think. Check with your insurance company.
 

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