Montana Department of Agriculture

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

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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.
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Metro has a testing center network with conveniently located throughout New Mexico.
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If you have already registered and been issued an MTDA 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. To schedule your exam online, click  "HERE"

2. Payment ($58.00 per test ) 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 MTDA at (406) 444-3144. This accommodation MUST be obtained before any exam is scheduled. 


Once an accommodation is obtained from MTDA, 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. 


Testing Policies

  1. Employees of the same company must sit separately from each other;

  2. Exam takers must leave the room when they have completed the exam;

  3. MTDA has a zero tolerance 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.

  1. 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.) 

Prohibited Devices.

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 Two (2) hours 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. The exams have 35 to 75 questions and you must answer 80% correctly to pass.

If you do not pass on your first attempt, you must wait at least 7 days before rescheduling through Metro or MT Dept of Ag.  If you do not pass the second attempt, you must wait at least 15 days to reschedule. Those who do not pass a third attempt must wait until the following January 1 to reschedule {ARM 4.10.203(4a)}.

Passed the Test! What Next?

To pass an exam, you must answer 80 percent or more of the questions correctly. If you have successfully completed the National Core exam and at least one Category-Specific exam you may qualify for a license however, you must first apply for a license from the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA). The pesticide license application will be sent to your nearest MDA Field Office for approval and then submitted to MDA Licensing for processing.  You must ensure your information is accurate so MDA can contact you upon passing the exam.  If you have any questions about your license, please contact the Pesticide Program at 406-444-3676.

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 (based on the information that is in ARM


To Reschedule a Test Online - Click"HERE"  or Call Metro Institute to schedule a new testing time at (602) 452-2908  


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.




202 East Earll Drive, Ste 180
Phoenix, AZ  85012,  USA

Phone: (602) 452-2900

Toll Free: (877)-533-2900

Fax: (602) 452-2920

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