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Going for my pesticide license!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by cpllawncare, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    I'm going to take the test for my pesticide license this week, I know every state is different, but any sugggestions to make it any easier, I've been studying for the last two months.I always get bad test anxiety with these type of things, it was always my biggest hurdle in school.
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    try to relax a little. best of luck to you.
  3. WJC

    WJC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    If they are offering the 1 1/2 day school prior to the test, I would recommend taking it. You'll be glad you did.
  4. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    I wish they did, but I don't think they do, I would defintetly go.
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    thts what im doing in oct here in louisiana!
  6. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    If the test is anything like KY, I wouldn't sweat it one bit. You'd have to be braindead not to pass. Most of it is common sense.
  7. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,537

    I'm assuming the SC test is similar to the GA and NC tests (share some of the same prep. materials) for core an ornamental.

    I studied about a week before the test (with my actual, pre-ordered study materials). I passed both, pretty easily. But, I told the lady when I handed them in (test day) that I'd under-estimated them. The NC test is not "easy". Looking at the results (they post them, anonymously, online), most people (by a long shot) fail.

    Don't take it lightly....and good luck.
  8. Ijustwantausername

    Ijustwantausername LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,719

    I did the same thing venecops did. I pre-ordered the books, read them through about 3 times and then took the test, no class. I passed it no problem. Just don't get nervous and make sure to read each question carefully. Typically you can knock out 2 wrong answers immediately. Know all the weeds, diseases and measurement formulas. I took it a couple months ago and this stuff was tested heavily.
  9. gebby

    gebby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    I took the Ohio test in May for Core, Turf and Weeds. I too was weak on tests in School. I'm 53 and these 3 test were my first since High School. I left the day of all the test thinking that I failed them. I passed all 3 the first time. The night before I just reviewed the information. Do everything suggested and get plenty of sleep the night before. Only schedule one test per day if you are thinking of doing more than one. Just relax and read every question several times. There is only one right answer and one best answer. If you don't know the answer for one just skip it and go back to it afterwards. The answer may be in another question. There will be labels in the test. I used them and went back to questions I did not know. Those lables had my answers that I could use for other questions. Take a calculator with you, they may not let you use the calculator on you phone. They are afraid you will text a friend for the answer. Scratch paper. Good Luck !!!
  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    You will do fine if you studied at all. I crammed the night before...I had started studying a year prior but lost interest.
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