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Computer-Based Exams: Computer-based, in-person exams continue to be available at limited locations through Metro Institute, a private pesticide exam administration company authorized to conduct testing on MDARD’s behalf. Metro Institute charges $55 per exam. To schedule a computer-based exam with Metro Institute, please click HERE or call 877-533-2900. Be advised, review your confirmation email when scheduling an exam for information about Metro Institute safety protocols. MDARD continues to work with Metro Institute in the development of remotely proctored, online exams that can be taken from nearly any computer with an internet connection. More information to come.

Paper-based Exams: Due to continued community spread of COVID-19, paper-based, in-person pesticide applicator certification exams will be suspended until MDARD determines that exams can be safely resumed. When MDARD resumes in-person exam administration, individuals who had been scheduled for previously suspended exam sessions will get priority access for future sessions. Applicators can check if locations have resumed exam reservations by clicking the "Continue to OPES Welcome page" button below. Be advised that MDARD has implemented stringent safety protocols at our exam sessions including temperature screenings, use of face coverings, and strict social distancing. These protocols are not optional and will be strictly enforced. When scheduling an exam, be sure to review your confirmation email as it will include more information about our safety protocols.