How old do you have to be to get a Applicators License

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by RyanA97, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. RyanA97

    RyanA97 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    I just turned 16 and live in VA. Looking to possibly expand and offer some basic fertilizing services in my lawn business next season. How old you I have to be to get a license. I found the website with all the info on getting one but can't seem to find how old I have to be. Can I get one at 16? Thanks in advance!
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  2. nnusskern

    nnusskern LawnSite Member
    Messages: 214

    Im 17. Think u need to be 18. Thats what I understamd at least
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  3. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,062

    I would think 18. There are a lot of issues in play including the license from VA, insurance you will need, and being old enough to enter into contracts.

    Info at Virginia's web site, which you have probably read, say you need complete training before being licensed. It also says there is no charge. I suspect you could complete the educational requirements before you are 18.

    In any event, you sound like a go-getter. Good for you. Keep working and learning.
  4. threepointchamp

    threepointchamp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I believe it will depend on your states government. I know for Illinois it is 18. I would believe most states will follow suit.
  5. TTS

    TTS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    I'm not sure about VA but here if you're only doing fertilizer with no pesticides you don't need a license. You have to watch what you're putting down though. Even something as simple as scotts with halts requires a pesticide license but a pure fertilizer doesn't.
  6. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,733

    18 in VA.... I recently got my reciprocal license and for the power of attorney part, you must be 18.

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