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Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

The majority of technicians in the field are not required to have a license or certification. However, technicians involved in grading or inspecting for local, state, or federal government units must pass examinations to be qualified. Some other government jobs, such as that of research assistant, may also require a competitive examination. The American Society of Agronomy offers a variety of certification credentials, including the certified crop adviser, resistance management specialty, sustainability specialty, and certified professional agronomist designations. 

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