Training

Online Training

Self-paced training courses are available to assist applicators in preparing for certification exams (see Online Training - A Closer Look). The rollout schedule below shows which trainings are available. Enrollment instructions are provided below.

Testing

Online Testing

Most online exams are available now, with every category of licensure set to be available by mid-February 2021. To take an exam online, you must follow the instructions outlined below. Once enrolled in the exam, you will be provided with detailed instructions for testing your equipment and a direct link for scheduling an online exam appointment.

In-Person Testing

All exams can be taken at scheduled in-person testing sessions hosted by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. More sites are added weekly. Visit the IDA In-Person Testing Page to view locations and register for a session.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please check out our FAQ Page for more detailed info.

PSEP Rollout Schedule

Online Training & Testing Instructions

Log In and/or Create an Account...

  1. Click the large orange Learn @ Illinois Extension link below
  2. Click the Log In button in the upper right-hand corner
  3. Complete steps 4 and 5 only if you do not yet have a Learn @ Illinois Extension account
  4. Click the Create Account button and complete the registration form
  5. Check your email for a message from uie-learn-admin@illinois.edu and follow the in-email instructions for confirming your account

Enrolling in Training...

  1. Follow instructions above to Log In and/or Create a Learn @ Illinois Extension account
  2. Locate the Training Course for which you'd like to enroll in and click on the title
  3. Follow the given prompt to complete payment through Authorize.Net. Upon completion of payment, you'll be taken directly to the course page

Scheduling an Exam...

  1. Follow instructions above to Log In and/or Create a Learn @ Illinois Extension account
  2. Locate the Exam for which you'd like to schedule and click on the title
  3. Click the Self-Enroll button to view the exam instructions page
  4. Follow the instructions to schedule a proctored exam session

Return Any Time...

  1. Follow instructions above to Log In
  2. Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner, then click Dashboard
  3. A listing of your current Training Courses and Exams will be shown. You can return to Training Courses at any time within your enrollment window to pick up where you left off, or review any of the training content.