Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development

Metro Institute provides online computer-based testing services in Michigan for the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development. MDARD proctored testing sites are located throughout the state. All persons desiring to hold a pesticide certification with the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development must contact Metro Institute to schedule a computer based exam.


Register to Test

If you have not registered on Metrosignup.com  to schedule your exams Click the button below !


Find a Testing Center

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


Ready to Test?

If you 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. Visit Metro Institute at http://michigan.metrosignup.com to schedule or call 877-533-2900.

2. Payment ($55.00 per test, or $65 for remotely proctored tests ) may be Visa, MC, AX, or PayPal.

3. A 24 hour notice is required to schedule, or reschedule any exam. There is no charge to reschedule an exam with 24 hours notice.

4. Don't forget: You must bring your government issued photo ID to each testing session.

5. All exams are closed book. No cell phones, personal calculators (one will be provided), drinks or any other personal items will be allowed in the testing room.

Schedule a Test Online - http://michigan.metrosignup.com

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


Helpful Testing Skills

1. For most exams, you will have one (1) hour to take each examination. Most people complete each test in less than one hour. Be sure to take your time and read each question and answer choice 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. If you forget to answer any questions before selecting the "Finish Test" button, you will receive an on screen alert that you have unanswered questions. You may then answer those questions and then click the "Finish Test" button again to get your final score.

3. Most tests have 50 questions and you must answer 70% correctly to pass.


Passed the Test! What Next?

When your exams are complete the proctor will provide you with a printed results page. This page will indicate your overall score on the exam (70% or greater is required to pass) with instructions on what to do next.

It is important to remember that passing an exam does not mean you are certified. You still need to submit your application along with the applicable fee to the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development  (MDARD).

To obtain a Pesticide Applicator Application and learn more about pesticide certification, visit MDARD's pesticide certification website. .

Reviewing Test Scores

Failed the Test? What Next?

If you failed any of the tests, you may visit Metrosignup.com and schedule and purchase a retake.

To Reschedule a Test Online - Click "HERE"  or Call Metro Institute to schedule a new testing time at (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.




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