This was my post from 2 or 3 weeks ago about my local scrub... I shouldn't be touching this one on a public forum....lol. I like all my regulating agencies...great folks... I mean it too. Your husband is right...TDA is the way to go. Thats why "Mega Lawn Cos" have TDA. One Clown babysitting a bunch of monkeys with very little hassle. The TDA test is easier too. I turned in an unlicensed applicator here to the SPCB. They cite him (I don't know the outcome yet) and what does he do? What does he do? He goes and signs up for the TDA test. Fails it and goes to Lesco asking those guys for help so he can pass on the second go round! That is crap and its very scary. This guy killed some frickin yards. Stained a pool with iron. He has NO EXPERIENCE as an applicator. None! He was a salesman for the Mega Cos here. Nice guy but dumb as dirt. The SPCB would not allow him to test without a year of verifiable training. They have tougher requirements. TDA will let anyone test. Send in your $180 and be happy. Sorry for the rant.