AEST certifications are available to anyone wanting to verify their skills and knowledge with a trusted credential that is recognized across the agriculture industry.
All AEST certification exams are administered in a single, two-hour online session, are 50 questions in length for Associate exams, 100 questions in length for Specialist exams, and include multiple choice format for all questions.
Each certification exam goes through a separate calibration processes, so passing scores vary by exam. To find exam specific passing scores, go to https://aest.ag/certify and click the Certification tab.
AEST is a credit-based system providing the flexibility to apply credits to Specialist or Associate level certification exams, including retake exams. Once exam credits are purchased they remain in the school or site account until they are used – they never expire and AEST do not issue refunds.
Yes! It is the intent of Agriculture Education Services and Technology, Inc. to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and to accommodate candidates with language limitations. AEST provides common accommodations for industry certification exams as necessary. Accommodations may alter the testing environment or the administration of the exam, but will not alter the content of the exam. Common accommodations include extended testing time, use of language translation dictionaries, verbal exam and paper exams. Complete the online Accommodations Request Form to get started.
The exam is electronically graded and results are immediate.
Unique certification numbers are issued to those earning AEST certifications and certificates of proof are delivered electronically to the email address listed on the candidate account and can be printed from the website http://aest.ag/certify/verify/.
AEST certifications are valid for 60 months from the issue date.
Valid certifications can be verified using the candidate’s email address at http://aest.ag/certify/verify/. Certificates can also be downloaded and printed from the site for the length of their validity.