Arkansas Department of Agriculture and Everblue Launch Online Pest Control Certification Exams.

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture will introduce the option of online pest control certification exams through a partnership with Everblue, an innovative technology company that specializes in digitizing and automating processes.

Pest Control work is the management of pests, such as treating buildings for termites, roaches, and ants or treating lawns and turf for insect and weed pests. Depending on the type of pest control work being performed, various licenses or certifications may be required.

Using Everblue’s proprietary registration and test delivery system, certification candidates will be able to register online for their state pest control exam and will be immediately enrolled into their on-demand tests. After doing a systems check of their computer, a candidate will be able to complete their licensure exam from home.

Chris Boggiano

“Our goal is to simplify the certification process, improve efficiency, and generally provide a better user experience,” said Chris Boggiano, president of Everblue. “Bearing in mind that taking a state certification exam is already a stressful experience, we strive to eliminate all the inconveniences and frustrations associated with scheduling an in-person test appointment. Now it’s as simple as registering, paying, and taking the exam from home when the timing is convenient for the test-taker.”

In addition to a better user experience for test candidates, Everblue’s automated test delivery workflow also benefits test administrators working at the Arkansas Department of Agriculture. Everblue will single-handedly manage the registration and enrollment of all candidates who choose the online delivery format and will provide online test proctoring to maintain the credibility of the exam experience. Upon completion of the online exam, Everblue will report test results back to the state. 

“In essence, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture can save time and manual effort by shifting the logistics of exam delivery, proctoring, and scoring to Everblue,” Boggiano said. “We’ve been offering this service to several other state departments of agriculture, and it’s been working very well, so we fully anticipate this to be an excellent experience for Arkansas pesticide operators too.”

For more information about Arkansas’s remote pest control certification and licensure, contact Seth Dunlap at seth.dunlap@agriculture.arkansas.gov

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