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Please read: Pesticide Certification Exam Update

Computer-Based Exams: Testing centers at 18 locations across Michigan offer computer-based, in-person exams through Metro Institute, a private pesticide exam administration company authorized to conduct testing on MDARD’s behalf. Applicators do not have to be computer-savvy to successfully complete these exams. Click Metro Institute Testing Center Locations to see a map of testing center locations.

Online, remotely proctored exams can be taken from your home or office if you have a computer with reliable internet service, a moveable camera (laptop or plug-in) and a microphone. These exams require a bit more computer knowledge, and you are advised to access the exam at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled start time to ensure you can begin the exam on time. View the Click training video to see what you should expect with the online exam process.

To schedule a computer-based exam with Metro Institute, please visit www.metrosignup/Michigan or call 877-533-2900. Metro Institute charges $55 per exam at testing centers and $65 per exam when taken online. This fee is in addition to the application fee provided to MDARD. Please note your certification is not complete until you have provided a completed application and application fee to MDARD in addition to passing the required exam(s).

Paper-based Exams:Paper-based, in-person exams are being offered for private, registered, and commercial core and standard (fumigation and aerial) exams only. These exams will be in conjunction with a review session conducted by Michigan State University (MSU). Availability will be extremely limited due to social distancing and staffing limitations. Applicators can register for the MSU review session and subsequent exam by visiting the MSU ANR Events Management System link on the MDARD Online Pesticide Exam Scheduling website: