The Fertilizer Certificate Program is a required course to obtain the Home Improvement Contractors Certificate; which is required to conduct business in Rockland County. The course is also referred to as The Turf Management Course.
This class has a direct connection to the Clean Water Act of 1972 through Phase II Stormwater Regulations.The class addresses the environmental effects of turf management and the impact that fertilizer creates on open state waters and stream systems. Explanations of fertilizer formulas are given along with the proper way and time period to apply fertilizer. Alternatives to traditional lawn and yard care are presented as a way to reduce fertilizer use and prevent run-off from stormwater. A review of the law is covered and how it applies to both landscapers and retail business sales. The class ends with a review of resources to utilize with in Rockland County in relationship to non-point and point pollution prevention
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County will be offering Fertilizer Law Certificate Program(s) the first Wednesday of every month. The Fertilizer Law Certificate Program is qualified through Rockland County to those interested in becoming certified.
The cost $50.00*– payable via CASH or CHECK– we do NOT take credit cards
Although payment can be made on the date of the class, Registration in advanced is required!
Certificates of completion are prepared ahead of time and distributed at the conclusion of the class.
This Certificate is the document required by the County.
To register contact:
*As of March 2016 the cost for Fertilizer law will be $35.00
$50.00 Cash or Check
CCE Rockland Education Center
10 Patriot Hills Drive
Stony Point, New York 10980
Last updated January 6, 2020