C.L.M.T. Quiz - Format

Instead of attending the morning workshop, those needing to be certified can choose the correspondence quiz option. If you decide to register, you will need to purchase a copy of the Certified Livestock Manager Training manual to read and review on your own. A sign-on and password to enable you to connect to our correspondence quiz option World Wide Web site along with instructions will be mailed to you. After studying the materials, you can connect to the WWW through your Internet Service Provider, wherever you have your computer connected, either from home or maybe in your facility office.

There are 4 quizzes that cover the lessons in the C.L.M.T. manual, plus 1 quiz on the Livestock Management Facilities Act plus Amendments signed into law July 1999 (this also includes Illinois Environmental Protection Agency - Title 35 rules and regulations and Dead Animal Disposal Act - which were shipped with the manual as inserts).

The questions for each quiz are taken from the lessons listed below:

  1. Manure Storages and Land Application Quiz - Lessons 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 32, 35.
  2. Odor Quiz - Lessons 40, 41, 43, 44, 51.
  3. Illinois Manure Management Plans - Lessons 30, 31, 34.
  4. Being A Good Neighbor - Lessons 1 and 50.
  5. Illinois Livestock Management facilities Act, IL Dead Animal Disposal Act and IL EPA Spill Reporting Rules - These are covered in booklets included with your C.L.M.T manual and or CD.

As you may notice NOT all the lessons are covered with quiz questions. That is because not all the lessons will be tested on in the Illinois Department of Agriculture's written examination. Lessons 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 20, 33, 36, 42, and 52 will not be a srouce of quiz or IL Department of Agriculture exam questions.

Individual Quiz Format:

  1. Manure Storages and Land Application Quiz - Lessons 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 32, 35.
    This quiz is 25 questions and a passing grade is 76% or 20 out of 25. This quiz has a 30-minute time limit.
  2. Odor Quiz - Lessons 40, 41, 43, 44, 51.
    This quiz is 20 questions and a passing grade is 75% or 15 out of 20. This quiz has a 25-minute time limit.
  3. Illinois Manure Management Plans - Lessons 30, 31, 34.
    This quiz is 25 questions and a passing grade is 76% or 20 out of 25. This quiz has a 30-minute time limit.
  4. Being A Good Neighbor - Lessons 1 and 50.
    This quiz is 10 questions and a passing grade is 70% or 7 out of 10. This quiz has a 15-minute time limit.
  5. Illinois Livestock Management facilities Act, IL Dead Animal Disposal Act and IL EPA Spill Reporting Rules - Booklets included with your C.L.M.T manual and or CD.
    This quiz is 20 questions and a passing grade is 75% or 15 out of 20. This quiz has a 25-minute time limit.

Each time you take a quiz, a new set of questions from that quiz question pool will appear. Additionally, the answer sequence for each question will also be different each time. Most are multiple-choice, but some are True/False, and some are calculation problems that can be made easier with the use of a calculator and or pencil and paper. Each quiz is graded separately; quiz grades are not cumulatively scored.

While taking a quiz, if you decide to change an answer, the program will allow you to go back and change your answer. After you have answered all the questions, at the bottom of the page you will find a Submit For Grading icon. Clicking on this icon, will submit your quiz for grading. This only takes a few seconds.

After passing all the quizzes, a letter from the Extension C.L.M.T. Coordinator (Randy Fonner) will be mailed to you (and a copy to IDOA) stating that you have successfully completed the quiz program. All grades are confidential. In the event that you want or need to be certified at over 1,000 animal units, you will need to phone IDOA at 217.785.2427 to arrange a date and location to take the state-administered Certified Livestock Manager exam.

NOTE: The quizzes connected with the correspondence-course option DO NOT take the place of the Illinois Department of Agriculture state-administered exam, WHICH IS STILL REQUIRED FOR ALL LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS WITH OVER 1,000 ANIMAL UNITS.

If you did not pass the quiz, clicking on the New Quiz icon in the lower left corner of the page will allow you to take the quiz again, to try and improve your score. A new list of questions from that lesson's pool of questions will appear for you to answer. Each quiz can be taken 3 times, unless approved by the Extension C.L.M.T. Coordinator.

HINT - It is to your benefit to read the lessons before taking the quiz for that chapter. The quizzes are timed. Therefore, it will be difficult to try and look up each and every answer in a given chapter. These quizzes are not intended to be an open book exam. When you access a quiz a small clock in a window will appear, to help you monitor your time. If you find the clock distracting you can click on the "X" in the upper right corner of the clock window and close that window or click on the "-" to minimize the window size.

You will have 30 days to pass all 5 quizzes. The Extension C.L.M.T. Coordinator (Randy Fonner) must approve any extension of that time limit. Questions about the quiz software or problems signing on should be resolved by contacting the Extension C.M.L.T. Coordinator. There are MALLARD help instructions on-line, plus students can send e-mail to Extension C.L.M.T. Coordinator from within the quiz program by going to the MALLARD homepage and click on the Staff Information icon. On the next screen, click on Randy's name to send e-mail. He will respond to you ASAP. Phone 217.333.2611 Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm.