Metro Institute provides online computer-based testing services in Idaho for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. ISDA proctored testing sites are located throughout the state. All persons desiring to hold a pesticide license with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture must contact Metro Institute to schedule a computer based exam.
1. To schedule your exam online, click "HERE"
2. Payment ($65 per test / $55 for government employees ) may be Check, Visa, MC, AX, or PayPal.
3. Mail checks to Metro Institute, 202 East Earll Drive, Ste 180, Phx, AZ 85012
4. A 24 hour notice is required to schedule, or reschedule any exam. There is no charge to reschedule an exam with 24 hours notice.
5. Don't forget: You must bring your government issued photo ID to each testing session.
6. All exams are closed book.
Schedule a Test Online - "HERE"
Schedule a Test by Phone - Call "877-533-2900"
Test Study Materials - Click “HERE"
A photograph will be taken by the testing center before an exam can be administered. If you wish to request a religious or other accommodation please contact ISDA at 208-332-8595. This accommodation MUST be obtained before any exam is scheduled.
Once an accommodation is obtained from ISDA, a testing candidate or representative must contact Metro Institute by phone (877) 533-2900 to schedule an exam.
Testing candidates arriving at the testing center without prior accommodation or having scheduled online without notifying Metro Institute by phone in advance, regarding their refusal to be photographed, will not be allowed to test and may forfeit the testing fee. The exam will not be rescheduled until the proper procedure has been followed.
Employees of the same company must sit separately from each other;
Exam takers must leave the room when they have completed the exam;
ISDA has a zero policy for cheating, meaning your examination will be canceled. Cheating is defined as, but not limited to:
Copying answers from another test takers answer sheet; supplying answers to another test taker during exam use of notes; pictures, or audio recordings during exam; use of any device that provides information during exam, etc.
Permitted Devices Policy: The only devices permitted in the examination room are basic calculators and digital and analog watches. (Stored data calculators are not allowed.)
The following devices are prohibited:
Cell phones and smartphones;
Audio players, recorders, laptops, tablets, electronic reading devices, or any other personal computing devices;
Cameras, video cameras, or other photographic or video equipment;
Any device capable of recording, transmitting, receiving, playing audio, photograph, text, or video content.
Helpful Testing Skills
1. You will have one to three (3) hours depending on the exam to complete each closed book examination. Most people complete each 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. If you forget to answer any questions before selecting the "Finish Test" button, you will receive one warning 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 100 questions and you must answer 70% correctly to pass. For instance, on a test with 100 questions you could miss up to 30 questions and still receive a passing score. However, if you miss 31 or more questions you will receive a failing score and then must re-schedule to take the test over again.
4. You may take a practice test as many times as you wish prior to the real exam. Click "HERE" to take the a Demo Exam. (this is only a sample to demonstrate the computer based testing experience)
To pass an exam, you must answer 70 percent or more of the questions correctly. If you have successfully completed the "Laws and Safety" exam and at least one Category-Specific exam you may qualify for a license. Some exams do not require the “Laws and Safety” exam, for more information on which exams require Laws and Safety please visit HERE. You must apply for a license from the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA). The pesticide license application will be sent to either the email address or mailing address given when your test was scheduled. The email address or mailing address may be that of an employer or future employer if they scheduled your test. If you want your test results to go ONLY to you, you must make sure the contact information is accurate. If you have any questions about your license, please contact the Ag. Resources 208-332-8595.
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. If you failed your test, the score sheet will tell you which "Content Areas" you need to study.
Failed the Test What Next?
If you failed any of the tests, you may re-take that exam after 7 days.
To Reschedule a Test Online - Click"HERE" or Call Metro Institute to schedule a new testing time at (602) 452-2900
Metro Institute (MI) is the current iCBT provider for the Arizona Department of Agriculture - Pest Management Division (PMD). MI has been providing testing services in Arizona since 2003. After our initial success in Arizona, MI was selected by fourteen additional state pesticide regulatory agencies for iCBT exams.
202 East Earll Drive, Ste 180
Phoenix, AZ 85012, USA
Phone: (602) 452-2900
Toll Free: (877)-533-2900
Fax: (602) 452-2920