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Our QAC/QAL Test Preparation courses are designed to help you increase your knowledge and prepare for the DPR Qualified Applicators Certificate/License (QAC/QAL) exam. We do not offer Test Preparation courses for any other certification or license type, nor do we administer the actual exam. 


For the best chance at success, we recommend allowing sufficient time (at least two weeks) between taking the test prep course and taking DPR’s exam in order to study all of the materials adequately. The chances of passing depend greatly on the time and effort dedicated to learning the materials we provide, thus PAPA cannot guarantee that a Test Prep attendee will pass the DPR exam.


When you attend a PAPA Test Prep, you will receive a postcard that is valid for one free year of membership with PAPA, if you pass the DPR licensing exam. After passing the DPR exam and receiving a certificate/license number, fill out the postcard and mail it back to PAPA for your free membership.


What you'll get at a Test Prep course:

  • Morning coffee and lunch are included in your registration fee
  • 7 hours of education from PAPA’s Test Prep instructor
  • Preparation course manual (includes study materials on the following categories): Laws and Regulations, Residential (Category A), Landscape (Category B), Right-of-Way (Category C), and Plant Ag (Category D)

Early registration: $225 per person
Late registration: $260 per person

Below is the complete list of our upcoming Test Prep courses.

Course Location Date Info. Add To Cart
Sacramento Test Prep: Dec. 5, 2019 12/05/2019 Agenda | Directions Closed
Stockton Test Prep: Jan. 6, 2020 01/06/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
Sacramento Test Prep: Jan. 14, 2020 01/14/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
Anaheim Test Prep: Feb. 26, 2020 02/26/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
Bakersfield Test Prep: Mar. 4, 2020 03/04/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
Escondido Test Prep: Apr. 30, 2020 04/30/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
OnlineTestPrep-STPL 04/30/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
MohsinaTestPrep 04/30/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
Stockton Test Prep: May 6, 2020 05/06/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
STPL 1 05/07/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
Test Prep Sujeet 05/07/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
ScrumPioneers_TestPrep_Online_STPL 05/08/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
STPL_BRN_Online_TESTPrep 05/22/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
Woodland Test Prep: June 4, 2020 06/04/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
San Diego Test Prep: July 8, 2020 07/08/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
Anaheim Test Prep: Aug. 5, 2020 08/05/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
Sacramento Test Prep: Aug. 20, 2020 08/20/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
Bakersfield Test Prep: Oct. 21, 2020 10/21/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
Petaluma Test Prep: Nov. 19, 2020 11/19/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
Sacramento Test Prep: Dec. 3, 2020 12/03/2020 Agenda | Directions Closed
test prep 03/30/2021 Agenda | Directions Closed
test prep2 03/31/2021 Agenda | Directions Closed
test prep 3 03/31/2021 Agenda | Directions Closed

Payment Options: You may pay online with a debit/credit card by adding a test prep course to your cart. You must be logged in to process a payment online. For email, mail-in, or check payments, please click here for the printable registration form. For phone payments, please call 831-442-3536. We do not accept purchase orders or hold spaces in a test prep course without receiving payment.

Late Fee Policy: Mailed-in payments must be postmarked 8 calendar days or more in advance of the test prep in order to avoid late fees. Late registration begins 5 calendar days before the test prep for online, phone, or email registrations.

Refund and Transfer Policy: We do not offer refunds. If you would like to transfer your registration to a different test prep, please call us at 831-442-3536 or email register@papaseminars.com. The following timeline applies to cancellations/no-shows:

  • Before 4:00 pm the day prior to the event: Full registration can be transferred.
  • After 4:00 pm the day prior through 60 days after the event: $30 will be deducted from your registration fee. The remaining funds can be transferred and you will need to repay the $30 to complete your transfer.
  • After 60 days, our no-show policy applies.

No-Show Policy: If you fail to attend a test prep course, please notify us via phone or email within 60 days post-test prep. If you do not contact us within 60 days, your registration fee will be forfeited completely.

How to take the QAC/QAL exam: DPR's exam schedule is available here. You will need to contact DPR's Licensing Department at 916-445-4038 or visit this page to obtain the application to take the exam. You must file your application with DPR 30 days prior to the testing date. More information is available on DPR's website, www.cdpr.ca.gov.