All those seeking certification have to purchase the manual and take the certification test. If you buy the manual, study up and take the test without doing any additional training it is called "Self-Study".
Printed manuals are shipped via UPS. Your training certificate will be the first page of your manual. You will need to present this certificate to your proctor when you take your exam.
Tests can be taken either at a participating County Extension Office or through Pearson Vue.
1) To find a participating County Extension Office giving the test. By appointment only.
2) Testing with Pearson Vue.
Pearson Vue provides your results immediately and you get your credentials within 3 business days. Tests with Pearson Vue are $45 / test.