New Mexico Department of Agriculture

Metro Institute provides computer-based testing services in New Mexico for the New Mexico Department of Agriculture. Proctored testing sites are located in Albuquerque, Alamogordo, Farmington, Las Cruces and Santa Fe. All persons desiring a Pesticide Applicator license in New Mexico must apply for the license with NMDA before they can schedule any exams

Apply for a License

If you have not been issued an NMDA Testing ID number or your previous testing application is expired you must apply with the NMDA. Click the button below to visit !


Find a Testing Center

Metro has a testing center network with conveniently located throughout New Mexico.
You get  directions and print a map.
Click the button to find your location!

Ready to Test?

If you have already applied and been issued an NMDA Testing ID number and need to schedule or reschedule a test click the Schedule Now button below. It's fast and easy. Good luck!

Testing "Step-by-Step"

Testing Procedure:

1. Apply with NMDA online  "Here"

2. Wait to receive your email from NMDA with your testing ID number.

3. Contact Metro Institute to schedule:  "Here" or 877-533-2900.

4. Payment of $55 per test may be Check, Visa, MC, AX, or PayPal.

5. Mail checks to Metro Institute, 202 East Earll Drive, Ste 180, Phx, AZ 85012

6. If you cannot make your exam appointment for any reason, you may

reschedule at no charge with 24 hrs notice.

7. Don't forget: You must bring your picture ID to the testing site. 

Schedule a Test Online - "Here"

Schedule a Test by Phone - Call 877-533-2900  



Helpful Testing Skills

1. You will have 2 hours to take each examination. Most people complete a test in less than one hour. Therefore, take your time and read each question and each of the possible answers very carefully.

2. You may skip questions and return to them later. You may review any or all of the test as long as you have time remaining on the clock.

3.  Most tests have 50 questions and you must answer 70% correctly to pass.  For instance, on a test with 50 questions you could miss up to 15 questions and still receive passing score.  However, if you miss 16 or more questions you will receive a failing score and then must re-schedule to take the test over again.

Pass the Test What Next?

Passed the Test?

1. If you passed all the exams you were approved for, follow the instructions for your specific license type.

  • Operator/Technicians:  Print your score sheet and mail it to NMDA with the $50 license fee.
  • Commercial Applicators: Print your score sheets and mail with your insurance certificate and $75 license fee to NMDA.
  • Public Applicators: Print your score sheets and mail a copy to NMDA. Your license will be printed and mailed to your agency.
  • Noncommercial Applicators and Pest Management Consultants:  Print your score sheets and mail with your $75 license fee to NMDA.

2. If you passed the “Core” and at least one “Category” exam, you can get your license with only that category. Email NMDA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and notify them that you want your license issued without the categories you failed or did not take.

Reviewing Test Scores

When you complete your test, be sure and print your score sheet. You will be prompted by the computer to do this at the end of your testing period.

If you passed your test, the score sheet is your written proof that you have passed that specific exam. Please review the BOLD text on your score sheet for licensing information.

Failed the Test?

If you failed one of your exams, you may re-take that exam. However, you may not take the same exam more than once on the same business day. Don’t forget, you must complete ALL the licensing requirements in 60 days, or you’ll have to start over. Reschedule online at or by phone 877-533-2900. 


Metro Institute is Smart and Cost Efficient.

We would love to show you the "day in the life" of our test administration services.

To schedule a free no obligation demo of our services call Kelly Denny @ (602) 471-0155

About Metro

Metro Institute  is the current Computer Based Testing (iCBT) provider for  15 State Pesticide Regulary Agencies.  MI has been providing testing services  since 2003. Our testing experience combined our understanding of the industry make Metro the right choice to help you navigate the ins and outs of implenting the optimum testing program for your agency. Reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the details.




202 East Earll Drive, Ste 180
Phoenix, AZ  85012,  USA

Phone: (602) 452-2900

Toll Free: (877)-533-2900

Fax: (602) 452-2920

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