Trained Fertilizer Applicators Program
Trained Fertilizer Applicators under the direct supervision of a Certified Fertilizer Applicator (CFA) may apply fertilizer to turf. Direct supervision means that Certified Fertilizer Applicators shall provide written instructions regarding the application of fertilizer and maintain immediate contact with the Trained Fertilizer Applicator via radio or mobile phone (voice) communication.
For any professional to become a Trained Fertilizer Applicator, the individual must:
- Receive annual training on the laws, rules and regulations, standards and requirements applicable to the use and application of fertilizer. The standards for training are provided on the right-side of this page.
- CFA registers each Trained Fertilizer Applicator by logging in and going to the Status page. CFA adds name and contact info for each TFA. CFA prints out a temporary certificate for each TFA, clicking a link beside each TFA's name on the Status page. The temporary certificate will have an expiration date of April 1, 2013.
- Pay the registration fee ($25).**Please note that the payment process for TFA's will be ready by March 18, 2013. At the time you make payment, you can print out the permanent certificate with an expiration date of December 31, 2013.
Once this process is complete, the individual's name and affiliation will appear in the Trained Fertilizer Applicator list on the ProFACT website.