Agriculture

ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATION

Exam Overview

Agriculture encompasses the study of fundamental principles of agriscience safety, scientific and technical procedures, environmental science, food safety, plant and animal sciences applied to agriculture, and food and natural resource systems.

By Industry, For Industry

Certifications were developed through comprehensive needs assessments and job analysis within the agriculture industry. AEST Certifications are meeting industry needs by identifying workers with specific, employer-demanded knowledge, skills and abilities to support hiring practices and fill the gap in employment needs.

“When individuals earn professional certifications offered by AEST, they have demonstrated the fundamental knowledge and skills to be ready for welcoming employment opportunities and careers offered by Florida agriculture.” -Merry Mott, Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association

See what industry is saying about the Agriculture Associate Certification

Industry Support Letters

Industry Readiness Indicators

Industry partners have identified the industry readiness indicators that are measured on the Agriculture certification exam.  Based on the industry needs and assessment of each indicator, the number of exam items per area have been determined and are noted on the exam guide.  Additionally, where applicable, the industry readiness indicators have been correlated with current educational frameworks.

Exam Specifics

Exams are delivered online and must be administered by an approved AEST proctor. Candidates have a two-hour window during a single session to complete the exam. Exams are 50 questions in length and include multiple choice options for all items. Candidates are required to achieve a passing score on the exam to earn certification.

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Minimum Passing Score

50

Initial Exam Fee

50

Retake Exam Fee

Exam Guide

The exam guide is designed to assist candidates to prepare to sit for the Agriculture certification exam. It includes information about the exam, exam objectives, recommended references and sample items – all with the intent of helping candidates achieve a passing score. AEST recommends a combination of classroom instruction and self-study to maximize a candidate’s chance of earning industry certification.

Exam References

Primary references and secondary references posted on AEST’s website are available for candidates to use to prepare to sit for the Agriculture industry certification exam, though other resources may be used to effectively prepare as well.