Each state has its own requirements for pesticide certifications, so it is necessary to look up the information for each state individually. For example, people seeking certification in New Mexico find both a study guide and practice exam for at the New Mexico Department of Agriculture website.
Many sites online offer practice tests for state pesticide certifications, such as those found at the University of Delaware for the Delaware certification. However, it is important to note that these tests often reference particular classes or textbooks, so they sometimes contain wording that confuses people who do not use those resources, claims the Pesticide Applicator Core Study Guide.
People seeking broader certifications within the field of pest control consider the Associate Certified Entomologist or Board Certified Entomologist certifications, reports the Entomological Society of America. An entomologist studies insects and their relationships to other organisms and their surroundings.