15.20.10.05

.05 Professional Fertilizer Applicator.

A. Certification. Each applicant for a professional fertilizer applicator certificate shall register with the Department, on a form approved by the Department.

B. Certification Requirements. Each applicant for a professional fertilizer applicator certificate shall;

(1) Pay a fee of $100; and

(2) Pass an examination given by the Department.

C. Recertification. A certification shall be renewed annually by:

(1) Applying to the Department;

(2) Annually attending 2 hours of continuing education course or courses approved by the Department, or by reexamination;

(3) Paying the recertification fee of $100; and

(4) Complying with all other requirements of this chapter.

D. Duration and Renewal

(1) A professional fertilizer applicator certificate is valid beginning July 1, or whenever obtained, until the following June 30.

(2) If an application for renewal of a professional fertilizer applicator certificate is received by the Department more than 30 days after the expiration date of the certificate, the applicant is subject to a $30 late fee.

(3) An individual who has not renewed the certificate within 12 months of its expiration shall be required by the Department to retake the examination.