Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

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

Not registered to test?

If you have not already registered and been issued a Testing ID number or have never tested at a computer based testing center please register now.
It fast and easy. Good luck!

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!

Already registered to test?

If you have already registered and been issued an PADA Testing ID number and 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.You may schedule your exam/s online "HERE" or call Metro Institute at (877) 533-2900.

2. Payment is due at the time of scheduling. Metro Institute accepts Visa, MC, AX, or PayPal.

3.You may reschedule your exam appointment with at 24 hour notice at no charge. To reschedule visit or call Metro Institute at (877) 533-2900.

4.Be sure to bring photo ID to your exam testing site. You will not be allowed to test without your photo ID.

5. All exams are closed book. 

Schedule a Test Online - Click "HERE"

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

Test Study Materials - Click  "HERE" 

Helpful Testing Skills

1. 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 is 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).

You must pass your core and category exam to become certified.  A certification card will be mailed to you from PDA after you’ve successfully passed the core and category exams.

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.

To Reschedule a Test Online - Click "HERE"  or Call Metro Institute to schedule a new testing time at (877) 533-2900  


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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Phoenix, AZ  85012,  USA

Phone: (602) 452-2900

Toll Free: (877)-533-2900

Fax: (602) 452-2920

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