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Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by jajwrigh, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    I am going to study at home for the class 3's then go take the test at H&R Block. Has anyone else done this? Are they difficult?? I will find out if I passed the core on tuesday...I am positive I did though.
     
  2. RjCjR

    RjCjR LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    Terra Care - I'm in Crown Point. I service all the way from here to Orland Park/Palos Heights area in Illinois.

    jajwrigh - I never took a pest. test at an H&R Block! I never knew it was available there... I've always gone to Purdue or that building in Des Plaines for my Illinois license.

    I like having a booklet in front of me to refer to other questions/answers, if the test is on a computer you REALLY need to know your stuff because you don't get a chance to rethink a previous answer... my opinion
     
  3. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    Anyone who is interested in off site testing at H&R Block PM me for their contact info and for info regarding ordering study materials...Rjcjr- I took my core at Purdue.
     
  4. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    I passed the core test!!!! Now I just need my first category, $30, and some pest insurance!!
     
  5. lawnyogi

    lawnyogi LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 73

    Congratulations!!!

    :cool2:

    :drinkup:
     
  6. terracare

    terracare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 353

    Glad Ed and I got that testing out of our way. Something we learned from these two tests:

    turf test - 90% of it is the same thing as core. Study, but mostly look at the turf names and diseases. Lots of disease and insect questions.

    ornamental- much more difficult than turf. You are going to have to look at this one long and hard and really soak it in. Lots of disease questions, and a lot more regulation questions than you would think. Math is a gimme on this test. Study Study Study for this one

    Good luck

    Todd
     
  7. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    My boss is a former extension agent, and from what he has said, the turf exam is more of a b*tch than the ornamentals... To each his own though!:) I have yet to take the core, but probably will this next winter.

    So, has anyone else been like my boss and helped Dr. Whitford carry a kitchen sink in for a conferance???


    Dan
     
  8. terracare

    terracare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 353

    maybe the tests have changed, because a few months ago the core test was 90% the same as the turf test. The ornamentals was a LOT to remember

    Todd
     
  9. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    They may have changed the tests. I think Ed took the turf test 4-5 years ago, so that's plenty of time to get the test changed, even for a governmental agency like the OISC.:D


    Dan
     
  10. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
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