How much does your license cost?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by tjgray, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. tjgray

    tjgray LawnSite Senior Member
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    I realize the thread where this was bought up in is closed and I am not trying to re-open that discussion.....I was just amazed and a little offended when I saw Cowboy write about paying $60.00 for a license and wondered if that was anywhere close :confused:

    We are right now in the process of renewing ours. If we renew before March 1st it is $180.00 if we wait until after March 1st it goes up another $100.00. Put that with the cost of renewing our insurance which is also due at $1013.00 a year and the $70.00 it cost to go and take our CEU's it gets kinda of expensive for a small solo operation like us to continue to be legal in this industry.

    Thats why we bust our butts installing Comcast cable in the evenings so that we can afford to be legal in the industry we hope to make our future in. I have enough respect for the law to make sure I am abiding by it and yes it does upset me to know that many do not.

    Trust me if we can afford to be legal with our 35 regular customers then there is absolutely no reason other than a complete dis-respect for the law why anyone else can not do the same and while Donald may not care and is way to busy to take time to turn someone in for not having a license.....I on the other hand am not :waving:

    Anyways I really don't want to step on your toes Jodi and open up a discussion that you locked but I was curious about everyones license Texas really that high? Can some states actually get a license for $60.00??

    Now don't go and get me in trouble with any argumentative responses....I am merely curious about everyones cost:)
  2. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    License = $50

    Insurance = $978.00
  3. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
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    how many ceu do you have to have.
  4. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    It's not many in NC. I can't remember right off the top of my head. Someone else in NC refresh my memory. I want to say it's like 2.5 in a year or 5 in two year's or something. I do know that you can't get them all in the same year it has to be spaced out.
  5. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
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    here you have to have so many in a certain periold of time, its got to the point if you figure up how much each credit costs you its cheaper to bypass it and retest.
  6. tjgray

    tjgray LawnSite Senior Member
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    In Texas it is 5 CEU's per year...and darn it $50.00 in NC that just bites knowing we are paying 3 times that plus....:dizzy:

    Wonder why every state is so darn different. Seems to me that more people would be able to follow the laws if they weren't so in-consistant:cry:

    JB1 we actually considered just re-testing as recommended by some here but we let it get down to the wire and decided to just shell out the $70.00.
  7. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
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    try living where you work in two states with two license.
  8. quiet

    quiet LawnSite Senior Member
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    don't forget the $75 for the nursery and floral certificate . . . just to have the priviledge of paying $180 for the pest license!
  9. tjgray

    tjgray LawnSite Senior Member
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    Oh darn it ...I did forget to mention that pesky nursery and floral certificate :hammerhead:

    Good thing I didn't forget to renew it hu ....

    Anyone else have such a requirement or is this another only in Texas thing :confused:
  10. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,899

    Ohio, $35 for the business and $35 for an applicator and every business has to have one of each. total $70 a yr.

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