.08 Trained Employees.

A. The licensee shall annually register with the Department each person who applies fertilizer for hire under the direct supervision of a certified professional applicator.

B. There is a $15 fee for each employee registered.

C. Each trained employee shall receive initial and annual training in fertilizer application as determined by the Department.

D. Each employer shall document the time and dates of required training. Training shall be completed before the employee is registered with the Department.

E. The Department shall issue a registration card to each trained employee. Trained employees shall carry their registration card at all times when fertilizing turf, and shall show the registration card at the request of the Department. Upon termination, the trained employee shall return the identification card to the employer.

F. Registration is valid from July 1, or whenever registered, until the following June 30.

G. If an application for renewal of a registration of a trained employee is received by the Department more than 30 days after the expiration date of the registration, the applicant is subject to a $30 late fee.

H. The employer shall notify the Department immediately after the termination of a trained employee, and shall return the registration card to the Department within 15 days.

I. Upon request, the Department may approve the training program of any outside agency, educational institution, or company.