How hard is it to get a license in NJ

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by shade tree landscaping, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. shade tree landscaping

    shade tree landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Would love to add aplications to my list of services, just wondering how hard it is to get a liense in general, and how hard is it in to get one in NJ? How hard is it to set up a program for residential cstomers? Thanks in advane for any info you maybe able to provide.
  2. jc1

    jc1 LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not hard at all go for it.
  4. mg10117

    mg10117 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    * CORE exam is very easy (no preperation needed)...

    * 3B (TURF) you need to read the study guide and be able to answer questions at the end of each section and you will pass with no problem.
  5. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Don't let the previous post fool you. The test Is extremely hard. I hope you have a lot of college education and on hand experience.

    Just Kidding. It's Easy. Study the manuals, not just the review questions and you'll do A.O.K
  6. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Maybe the CORE test in Jersey is easy? There were 35 people in my 30 hour class in NY, and five of them flunked the CORE and couldn't take the 3a and 3b. I won't say it's hard, but I would not say it's easy either. In NY, if you get more than 3 of the first ten questions wrong, you fail. Those ten questions involve finding the sq footage of a property with a round pool and other objects, reading the label and being able to figure out how much formulation you will apply, how much AI you will apply, how to mix, identifying if a target pest is on the label and so on. It's very basic stuff, granted, but 5 guys sat through a 30 hour class and screwed it up. Stupid waste of $275. Plus the $50 for the test.

    Anyone with a brain and some motivation will pass. Apparently, only 30 out of every 35 people have a brain and are motivated.

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