Prior to taking the Commercial Nutrient Handler Exam, you will need to attend the Delaware Nutrient Management Certification Sessions I, II, III and IV: Commercial Nutrient Handler. In addition to attending the required certification sessions, you will also need to pass the Delaware Nutrient Management Commercial Nutrient Handler Exam with a score of 70% or above. The exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions and you have two hours to complete the exam. The certification sessions are offered twice a year and the exam is offered three times a year.
There is no fee to take the exam. After you receive a passing grade on the exam, 70% or above, you are required to pay $150 fee every three years. In addition to the fee, you will also be required to maintain your certification by acquiring six hours of continuing education every three years.
To pass the Commercial Nutrient Handler Exam, you will need to study outside the time you spend in the certification sessions. Below is some information that will help you prepare for the Commercial Nutrient Handler Exam. On the day of the exam, study materials are not allowed in the exam area and you are required to show a photo I.D. prior to taking the exam.
- Commercial Nutrient Handler Calculation Review
- Commercial Nutrient Handler Calculation Review with Answers
- Homework Problems with Answers
- Commercial Nutrient Handler Topic Review
- Commercial Nutrient Handler Checklist
- Delaware Nutrient Management Law
- Water Quality Best Management Practices: Nutrients, Irrigation and Pesticides for Golf Course, Athletic Turf, Lawn Care and Landscape Industries
- University of Delaware Nutrient Management Handbook
- University of Delaware Nutrient Recommendations
- University of Delaware Soil Testing Program
- Delaware Livable Lawns
- Maryland’s Lawn Fertilizer Law and Licensing
- Virginia’s Nutrient Management Certification
- New Jersey’s Professional Fertilizer Applicator Certification and Training (ProFACT)