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Metro Institute provides online computer-based testing services in Alabama for the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries. ADAI proctored testing sites are located in Athens, Auburn, Birmingham, Headland, Mobile, and Pelham.
All persons desiring to hold a Certified Operator License with the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries must first apply with ADAI and pass an exam(s) in the appropriate category(s).
Initial "Step-by-Step" Instructions
Testing Procedure: 1. Apply with ADAI online at "apply.adaitesting.com". 2. Wait to receive your email from ADAI approving you to test. 3. Call Metro Institute to schedule: 877-533-2900. 4. Payment of $125 per test ($75 test fee and $50 test admin fee) may be Check, Visa, MC, AX, or PayPal. 5. Mail checks to Metro Institute, 331 N First Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix, AZ 85003 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 pictureID to the testing site.
1. You will have two (2) hours to take each 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 recieve 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 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?
If you receive a passing score on the REQUIRED exam(s) for your specific certification, download the following applications from ADAI's website at www.agi.alabama.gov/pesticide_management: (1) Commercial Pesticide Applicator Permit; (2) Application for Professional Services Permit (Horticultural [OTPS, SLP] or Structural [HPC, WDC] Pest Control); or (3) Application for Custom Pesticide Applicator Permit (Right-of-Way Pest Control, Forest Pest Control, etc.)
Reviewing Test scores
When you complete your test, be sure and print your score sheet. You will be promted 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. However, you must wait ten (10) days to take it again.
Call Customer Service toll free (877) 533-2900 at Metro Institute to schedule a new testing time.
Our Mission is to create and deliver excellent computer-based testing, vocational training, continuing education and consulting services worldwide.
Mike Means, President
Metro Institute has created a new feature for our Arizona OPM clients. All of our exams, training classes and ceu sessions can now be Scheduled Online. Browse the Calendar to find the right date and time for you then just click schedule online. All major credit cards are accepted through Paypal. This system will streamline the process of scheduling for the individual and companies that need to register multiple sessions at once.
Non Discrimination Policy: Metro Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). The following individual has been designated to coordinate Metro’s implementation of non-discrimination policies:
Michael Means, President, Metro Institute, 331 North First Avenue Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85003,(602)452-2900