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Pesticide Test SC

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Premier landscaping south, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Premier landscaping south

    Premier landscaping south LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Went to Clemson University Extension office to get my study books for pesticides test preparation. First book is for the core test and the other is turf and ornamental. Cost was $40 for both. Then when I take the test it will be another $100 for both core and turf. These are fairly large books and will take some time to read and to absorb. I can hold my own although the Lord knows I have not come from a great line of thinkers.

    Don't take this question the wrong way, I do have a passion to learn and become knowledgeable and safe. At the same time a natural question has arrived. How tough is the test? Should I study for 6 months take notes and be quizzed and know everything up and down before I am able to pass? (a voice in my head says yes, you should not worry about just getting by you should know everything their is to know).

    Has anyone if you are man enough to admit it, fail the test due to the difficulty of questions?
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653


    Ever fail your driver's license test?
    Don't laugh, it happens.
    Mostly to people who didn't study.

    How hard is it, I can get about a 70% score not studying at all, but that's a fail.

    It ain't the final exam to the Master's degree from Harvard, but there are enough questions that include
    factual information from the book, if you didn't read it, you can only guess and that's almost a guaranteed fail.
    The rest, there are a lot of common sense questions so if you don't know 100% of everything you should still pass.

    So read through the whole thing and I find the best way to study is quiet time,
    and while reading it has to make some sort of sense, because if it's not registering
    then it's not doing any good.
    And maybe you knew as much...

    But I'd definitely put some serious effort into it, so that you don't have to be scared the morning of,
    and it's really not even that, it's the wasted money more than anything.
    So bone up good so you can go in there knowing you'll pass and that's the end of that.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2010
  3. Cboy7

    Cboy7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Fl
    Messages: 386

    Hey I just renewed mine and used http://www.bobkesslerceu.com

    they are $15 per ceu and you can take it online.
    go to bottom left of the website and they have a free practice test , to help you get great grades.
  4. Premier landscaping south

    Premier landscaping south LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Thanks, I picking up what your laying down my friend. Not only would it be embarrassing but loosing a $100 in the process would add insult to injury.
  5. DaddyRabbit

    DaddyRabbit LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 937

    Don't sweat it. I'm not even in the Biz but I took it upon myself to get my pesticide license. I had them long ago but I let them expire. I went to the local ag office and obtained some applicable material and passed it, no problem. With that being said, in my fledgling Federal yrs we had to take a math test called the DF-100 which was the most difficult test I've ever taken. I think I made a 78 and was very proud of it.

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