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Computer-based pesticide testing now available
Is it time to take your tests again to renew your certification? Do you have a new employee who is preparing for certification tests? If so, a new computer-based option for testing is now available at the following pesticide testing centers:

  • Central Oregon Community College
  • Chemeketa Community College
  • Clackamas Community College
  • Mount Hood Community College
  • Rogue Community College Table Rock Campus
  • Southwestern Oregon Community College
  • Treasure Valley Community College Burns Campus
  • Umpqua Community College

Most of the more commonly taken pesticide tests are available in computerized format, but at this time, a few of the category tests still have not been converted to electronic format. ODA will be working to convert all tests over in the near future.

The computer based testing process is easy to use, displays results instantly and does not require an expertise in computers. During the testing process, the test taker is able to navigate the entire test. The on-line system will show which questions have not been answered so you can go back later if you want to skip over a question. The on-line testing process is usually faster, because the test taker does not have to bubble code the scantron sheet.

All of the computer-based tests are administered through Metro Institute, a third-party contractor. To register for computer-based tests, you can call 1-877-533-2900. You can pay for the test(s) by credit card over the phone and all you will need to do at the testing center is show up with your calculator and photo ID.

Those of you who are not comfortable with the computer-based testing need not worry. ODA will be retaining paper-based testing at least for a while. During this phase, we will be evaluating the success and acceptance of the computer-based testing in Oregon. We would certainly appreciate any feedback you have regarding the computer-based testing option. Email Roland Maynard at rmaynard@oda.state.or.us to provide feedback.