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PLEASE NOTE: This information is created, published and updated by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and is shared by PSEP as is, for your information. Please direct any questions to the Alabama  Department of Agriculture and Industries. 

Thank you for your interest in taking the recertification exam administered by the Alabama Department of Agriculture {ADAI). Passage of this exam allows you to renew your commercial applicator permit if you did not accrue the required 30 recertification points during your three-year renewal cycle.  Please note that this exam must be taken between the 1st and 28th the month in which your certification expires.

 There are two ways to test for an exam:

  • The most convenient way to test is to take a computer-based exam at one of our testing sites.  Tests are given on a weekly basis. and we have testing centers in Athens, Auburn, Birmingham, Hanceville, Headland. Millbrook. Mobile, and Pelham. The fee for a computer-based exam is $125 per exam ($75 state fee plus $50 administrative fee). To sign up for an exam. please visit http://apply.adaitesting.com to submit your application. Please check the box for “Recertifica tion,” not for your pesticide applicator category (i.e., if you have OTPS, check Recertification and not OTPS). Once ADAI has approved your application, you will receive an approval email: please save this email and follow the instructions therein. It is during this second phase that you will pay for and schedule your exam.
  • You may take a paper-based exam at the ADAI facility in Montgomery; the fee is $75 per exam. Recertification exams are given eight times a year on the third Tuesday in February, March, May, June, August. September, November, and December.  Preregistration is not required.  Exams are administered in the auditorium of the Beard Building, located at the address above.  Please arrive by 8:30 a.m.; testing begins promptly at 9 a.m.  No cell phones or study materials arc allowed; pencils and simple calculators will be provided, although you may bring your own if you wish.

Once you have passed the recertification exam, you must submit a completed renewal application and the appropriate fee(s) per category of certification.  A renewal application may be found on the right-hand side of our web page:  http://agi.alabama.gov/divisions/pesticide-management/certification-and-testing.

For questions related to testing, please contact the Certification & Training Unit at (334)240-7243.

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