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Course Catalog > Beekeeping Certificate Program

Apprentice-Level Beekeeping Test-Out   

Experienced beekeepers may begin at the Journeyman level if they pass the Apprentice-Level final exams. To test into the Journeyman course, participants must achieve an average score of 80% or higher across both parts of the online exam, which have been designed to determine Apprentice-Level proficiency.

We suggest reading the Apprentice-Level book before attempting the exams: Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, 2nd Edition: Honey Production, Pollination, Health, Malcom T. Sanford and Richard E. Bonney, Storey Publishing 2018, ISBN: 9781612129785 (paperback).

There are two parts of the exam. The comprehensive exam is 35 questions with a time limit of 70 minutes to complete. The video practicum is 30 questions with a time limit of 75 minutes to complete. You will have only one attempt to pass the exams. Exams will be graded within 10 business days, and participants will be notified of their score by email.

If you receive a passing score, you may register for the next available Journeyman-Level course by visiting the program website. If a Journeyman-Level course is not currently available, you will be notified of future offerings by email.

To register, select the "Add to Cart" button below and follow the instructions through checkout. Within a few hours of registration, you will receive the login information. Please note that payment must be received before the login information will be sent to you. If you do not receive this email, be sure to check your spam folder as it may have been delivered there.

Title: Apprentice-Level Beekeeping Test-Out
Credits: 0.00
Dates: 1/1/2024 - 5/31/2024
Instructor: Scott Debnam
Fee: $60.00

This is the Spring 2024 section of this test. Additional sections will be added accordingly. This test is open for continuous, year-round enrollment.


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