How hard is the license test, in your state?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by spray_man, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. BocaChris

    BocaChris LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    I take the Ornamental and Turf exam tomorrow in FL, guess i'll find out how hard it really is
  2. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,448

    Like I said, spending some time in this forum gives one a gut feel for how hard the etsing is in various states, and I've seen people post their states pass/fail % here.... where did they get that info? Maybe the same way I got mine for NYS. Pat Voges, who has a credit in the NYS category manual, who taught my 30 hour course, and is the single most connected-powerful guy who represents the landscape indistry in NYS (he is the guy who runs the NSLGA, a local LCO assoc with 1700 members, and knows people like H Clinton and C Schumer on a first name basis) said the rate was about 50% in NY. Good enough for me, if not for anyone else.

    I don't particularly care about any of this one way or the other, as long as I passed and got certified. There is no doubt that some states are very stringent, and others are not. If you can't understand that, you are in a vacuum. You want to believe whatever you want to.... people in some states are born stupid, whatever. Frakly, you are starting to sound like you might be from one of those "stupid states".
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Boca Chris

    You must work for Statewide on the Island???? I moved off Island back in 1996. I haven't been back on the Island in about 5 years. Last time I was on the Island I didn't recognize it. A lot has changed.

    If you went to Palmer and did what he told you, you will do fine.
  4. BocaChris

    BocaChris LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    No, I work for Boca Bay. "Gated Community" I suppose you would say. Island changes every day it seems
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    I remember when Boca Bay was the railroad yard. CSX had a small fishing camp just north of the Phosate docks and the laughs A Lot was the place to be drinking.

    I could go back to first trip to the Island when the Ferry arrived at 37st street. No I am a "Off Islander" but lived there from 1993 to 1996.
  6. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Nothing stupid at all about asking where you got your numbers from. Your percentage of 80% for PA is based off of whenever you came across a thread about PA testing, you made mental notes for a later date so you could form a percentage for the whole state. Hey that's fine by me. I was just genuinely interested in this thread simply because I'm a numbers kind of person. I was curious to find out if there was truly a statistical way to see how the states ranked up with the pass/fail rate as I thought it would be interesting to read.
  7. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,519

    Now they actually point out in advance that the label on page X is for questions X thru X. Was it the one asking about usage around food prep areas etc.
  8. ford1212

    ford1212 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Nebraska has 60 questions in general studies and 60 questions in ornamental and turf. The test isn't easy but if you study prior to the class it's not to bad. There's like a 50% pass rate here.
  9. Hissing Cobra

    Hissing Cobra LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 705

    I can't really remember if the questions pertained to usage around food prep areas or not. It's been awhile since I took it.
  10. BocaChris

    BocaChris LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    Alright I took the Ornamental and Turf exam and Core exam in Fl today, 50 questions in each, if you read the books its cake. took me 25 mins for the core and about 45 mins for the O&T portion. Guess it just depends if you study or not

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