I picked up the core manual today to study for a supervisory applicator license and was told about an upcoming course being offered for Supervisory Applicator / Ornamental & Turf and am thinking of taking it. The course is $285 and goes for 9 weeks, 3 hours/week, and says figure on spending 10 hours/week outside of class studying. The DEP (written) test is on March 22; assuming I pass, I wont take the oral exam until mid/late april, meaning I will miss peak advertising season for new annual fert. customers in 07. Im not concerned about getting a ton of accounts in spring of 07 but would like to pick up a fair amount to gain experience from, so I know what im doing the year after. Has anybody taken the course at UConn; do you think it was really a big help, if so, how? Im not really worried about the cost, but hate to take the course just to have someone talk about and go over the material in the manual.