Jun 27, 2016Michigan pesticide certification now available through computer-based testing
A collaboration between the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Metro Institute is offering pesticide applicators computer-based pesticide applicator certification exams at locations throughout Michigan.
Metro Institute partners with colleges and universities to utilize their testing centers and proctors allowing the company to offer testing in dozens of locations around the state.
Customers can either call the company’s toll-free hotline or visit the Metro Institute website. First-time users will need to create an account and receive authorization from MDARD’s pesticide section before scheduling their first exam. The authorization process, which is required for security purposes, typically takes about 24 hours to complete, and the applicator will be notified by email or phone once approved. Once an applicator has been authorized by MDARD, they can take as many exams as they wish within six months before they will need to become re-authorized.
Applicators who take a computer-based exam with Metro Institute will receive a printed exam results sheet indicating whether or not they passed their exam, their exam score, and a breakdown of their score by study manual chapters. Applicants who utilize computer-based testing will need to mail their completed certification application (new or renewal) and check to MDARD prior to scheduling a computer-based exam.
For more information about the certification process for Metro Institute’s computer-based exams or MDARD’s paper exams, visit MDARD’s Pesticide Certification homepage.
For a current map of Metro Institute’s computer-based testing locations, visit the Metro Institute website.
— Brian Verhougstraete, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development