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Licensed Applicator/Registered Technicians

DJ Contracting

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Mid Michigan
OK I just want to know how many are licensed and how many are Registered technicians?
I have the study manual for getting licensed and read in an older manual that there were registered technician test for putting ready mixed material whether dry or liquid, anyway I would like to see how many registered techs are out there?

I will be trying to take my test however I'm running into (not having worked under somebody for two seasons) Funny how a business owner can't get licensed.
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
This is true...I'm a licensed applicator. There is a 2 year required work experience rule that works as an apprenticeship. They also made some changes just a couple of years ago, as they now require those who even have a Bachelors degree in agricultural fields to have 1 year experience added to their degree.
 
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DJ Contracting

DJ Contracting

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Mid Michigan
This is true...I'm a licensed applicator. There is a 2 year required work experience rule that works as an apprenticeship. They also made some changes just a couple of years ago, as they now require those who even have a Bachelors degree in agricultural fields to have 1 year experience added to their degree.
Yeah I seen that, so if I c...would I be ok taking the Registered applicators test (E3008), and then these additionals 3A (E2327), 3B (E2291), 6 (E2043), and 8 (E2049)
 

grassman177

LawnSite Fanatic
doesnt make sense to me what you were saying, maybe a mich thing. here, you have to be certified , or work derectly under certified as a tech, but you cant do anything as a tech unless someone at the business is certifed AND it is only good for one year and for only the company you work for under that tech license. it is not transferable.

i thought that was pretty much a national thing!
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
You would take the CORE exam, followed by your categories. 3A and 3B cover your turf and ornamental (trees, shrubs, and anything to do in beds). Category 6 is Right of way, and is actually quite necessary. This covers curblines, parking lots, sides of roads, and technically the strip of grass between the sidewalk and street. category 8, I'm a little confused about, because I don't know what you would want that for. That is for public health... and government municipality, so unless you're going to be a county health inspector or something of the sort, I can't see any need for it. Now mind you....When you take these tests, you are either going to test for a certified technician, or a licensed applicator category. The licensed applicator WILL NOT get you a business license. This is just a category necessary to get a business license for those that are qualified. It sounds a bit confusing, but it's cause and effect. The category doesn't GET the license, but it is necessary to have it in order to get a license. I hope this makes sense. Once you have the licensed applicator certification, you will use that for two years working under an already licensed applicator business (totally different license). Once you get the two years working experience required as an applicator or tech, you will fill out the proper forms - which include a statement of proof of experience form by you which names the company and company's info you worked for. This then and must be sworn and notarized. Your certification, this form, and proof of insurance covering pesticide application is sent in to the state department of agriculture for review and approval.
 
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DJ Contracting

DJ Contracting

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Mid Michigan
I guess I can see that my last post was confusing but Runner gave me some good information. Runner so I own my own company and have for the last 14 years, now when you say a business license this license if for applying right, as far as I'm aware you don't need a license for mowig...however I"m am Incorporated and have those doc's. If I were to get my certificate (applicator/registered) I still can't apply unless I'm working for another LCO that has an applicator's license correct?
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
Absolutely correct No license required for mowing. I have heard in some cases though, that some local municipalities require permits and such for doing business in their jurisdiction. This is rather rare, though.
And yes,...with the applicator license/technician certification, you still cannot apply. This will merely allow you to work for a licensed company. Now, I'm not sure if I read your question correctly, but this would allow you to apply for that licensed company ONLY, as your company will not be a licensed pesticide application company. Speaking of which,...I'll sure be glad when my renewal comes in the mail...It should be here any day, now.
 
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DJ Contracting

DJ Contracting

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Mid Michigan
Yes thats the question (Now, I'm not sure if I read your question correctly, but this would allow you to apply for that licensed company ONLY) I was trying to get across. I see your out of flint I'm in Bay City do you do much applying up this way?
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
No, unfortunately, I don't get up that far at all. There IS a girl on here who is very knowledgeable, and works up that way, though. I just can't remember who she is.
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
It's Heidi. Look up Heidi J. She will take good care of you.
 
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