I just wanted to put a few things to remeber about the state examination and notes for studying for it.

The exam has 125 questions, but only 100 of the questions count.  Some of the questions are for statistical analysis and validation purposes.  You DO NOT get credit for these if you get them correct.  The bad news, you have no idea which questions count and which ones do not, so treat all of them as if they count.

You have 3 hours to finish the test.  Be soure to answer all the questions.  Even if you have to guess you have a 25% chance of getting it correct.

The test schedule may be found on the Lousiana DEQ website at the bottom of this page (There are lots of documents of the page, it is in the last section toward the botton of the page.  I didn’t put a direct link to the file because they change the link sometimes).

Bring a calculator you are comfortable with and I would recomend bring a cheap backup.  You can find cheap ones with a suare root function as cheap as $1.

I ususally use disposable mechanical pencils that are marked for #2 lead.  The reason I use these is they are always sharp and that seems to make it easier to fill in the ovals on the answer sheet.

Last, whatever you do,  DO NOT PANIC!!!

The test is designed so that you will be nervous and fell bad and uncomfortable when leaving the test.  expect that and don’t let it panic you.  However, do not underestimate the test, it is dificult and you must prepare for it.