What if I fail my exam?
Applicators can fail certification exams by scoring less than 78% on an exam. Failure is primarily caused by a lack of preparation, but other causes include fear, learning disabilities, and reading comprehension. Applicators can take exams over several times if they do fail.
If you are a prospective Commercial Applicator or Registered Technician
who fails an exam and wants to retake it, you will need to reapply and
receive another “authorization letter.” However, VDACS will
automatically send you an application with your score report. You must
wait ten days before taking an exam a second time, but you are not
required to pay the fee again.
A 30-day waiting period is imposed for subsequent attempts, in addition to another fee. In each case, you must submit a new application to receive a new "authorization letter".