The Department of Business and Professional Regulation Implements Computer-Based Testing for Farm Labor Contractors
November 25, 2008
Tallahassee—In an effort to provide more efficient and convenient services to licensees, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation has implemented computer-based testing for farm labor contractors. Starting Dec.1, 2008, farm labor contractors will have the option of taking their examinations on a computer, expanding the number of testing sites from ten to 21. In addition, this change will help free up valuable recourses and provide farm labor investigators more time to focus on compliance issues, protecting Floridians and visitors.
“Governor Crist’s ‘Accelerate Florida’ initiative has prompted us to examine our licensing process, and increasing computer based testing will help farm labor contractors get licensed and get to work more quickly,” said Secretary Charles W. Drago. “The quicker our applicants can get licensed, the sooner they can start contributing to Florida’s economy.”
The farm labor contractor exam is currently being administered on paper and pencil by staff at the Division of Regulation’s ten field offices. The new computer-based testing will be available Monday through Saturday at 21 PearsonVue sites, allowing applicants the flexibility to take the exam at their convenience. Pencil and paper exams will be available until the end of December 2008.
The Department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com.