Licensing Test difficult?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jaredslawncare, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. jaredslawncare

    jaredslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I was wondering if anyone here that has taken the pesticide licensing test for Indiana would have some pointers about what type of material is tested, and overall how difficult it is. I ordered the study book and have been studying like heck but would like some information as to what I can expect on the test? Thanks
  2. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    I'm taking a class now and will test in March. They said the test is multiple choice with some questions having more than one answer. I think is you already know about insects and disease you'll have an advantage. I don't know any of it so i'm finding it a bit difficult.
  3. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

    I have a friend that works for the state of IL. He claims that all government test that have "all of the above" or "none of the above" as a choice is the correct answer. I don't know how true this is, but he claims it to be fact.
  4. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    i have taken the test in minnesota, and with proper studying i found the test to be fairly simple. multiple choice, need 75% correct to get cert.
  5. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    Not sure about IL but here they said if you pass the writen exam you go onto a verbal exam.
  6. jaredslawncare

    jaredslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I guess what Im asking is are most of the questions about particular pests or diseases, or pesticide law, techniques etc. Thanks
  7. rraider

    rraider LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 3

    No it's not that tough.. Core is pretty general, the categories are harder. I would recommend taking the classes before the test. If you take the class you will pass the core.. I took 3a and 3b and you need to study for those. There is some math and I.D. on both.
  8. jaredslawncare

    jaredslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Well I took the 3b test yesterday, I passed, Now I have to take the Core exam on Feb. 10 then Have to go to a seminar in March then I will be licensed, my only problem is if i should bid and explain to commercial clients that I still have to pass my licensing test?
  9. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    you took the 3b first? i thought you needed the core first then work under a 3b for 90 days, before you can be a 3b. unless you take the course at purdue, then they wave the 90 day rule.
  10. chimmygew

    chimmygew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    I took the 2 day traing at Purdue and then took the 3b and core at the same time. They aren't that tough. Just highlight what you think is important in the book and study that. That is how I prepared for it. They give you all the math equations at the test site to refer to.

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