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Exams at Purdue University with NO Training

NOTE: Starting Jan. 1, 2019, the only exams offered on “Exam Only” days will be Core, Cat. 1, 3A, 3B, 5, 6, 7A, 8, 12. All other exams will be offered via


Exam Procedures:

  1. Exams are held in Stewart Center (STEW) on the Purdue University campus.

    View a map to locate Stewart Center and parking garage locations.

    View a map map of highways leading to Purdue University, click here.

  2. The exam process will start at 1:30 p.m.  You must be present at 1:30 pm. Late arrivals will not be allowed to take an exam.

  3. Exam examinee will be required to present his/her original, unexpired government-issued photo identification (ID).

  4. All exams are multiple choice and are machine graded.

  5. All exams are closed book. No personal or training materials are permitted.

  6. Only single-function calculators without printers are permitted. No cell phones, PDAs, computers or data storage devices.

  7. Any cheating will result in disqualification of all involved parties for five (5) years.

  8. Examinees will be limited to the number of different exams that can be completed within the three-hour testing period (usually two exams). No exam may be started unless the full time limit allowed for that exam remains in the testing period (i.e. a 90-minute exam may not be started if only 80 minutes remain). Time limits are listed in #9 below.

  9. Exam time limits:

  10. Core (Also used as the RT-Registered Technician, and Limited Certification examination for all categories)
    90 min.
    Cat. 1 Agricultural Pest Management
    90 min.*
    Cat. 2 Forest Pest Management
    90 min.
    Cat. 3a Ornamental Pest Management
    90 min.
    Cat. 3b Turf Management
    90 min.
    Cat. 4 Seed Treatment
    90 min.
    Cat. 5 Aquatic Pest Management
    1 hour
    Cat. 6 Industrial Weed Management
    90 min.
    Cat. 7a

    Industrial, Institutional, Structural and

    Health-Related Pest Management

    90 min.
    Cat. 7b Termite Control
    90 min.
    Cat. 8 Community-Wide Mosquito Management
    90 min.
    Cat. 11 Aerial Application
    90 min.
    Cat. 12 Wood Destroying Pest Inspection
    1 hour

    New manuals can be ordered by calling Purdue Pesticide Programs at 765-494-4567.

  11. You must sign up via in order to take an exam.