BASF

PLANT SCIENCE CERTIFICATION

The BASF Plant Science Certification verifies individuals have acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in a variety of plant, natural and environmental science related fields.

BASF Plant Science Certification

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Meeting the Industry Need

The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by BASF, an internationally known brand recognized for providing solutions to reflect the specific needs of farmers’ fields, crops and soil for more than 15 years. BASF helps provide an adequate supply of high-quality food, feed and renewable plant-based raw materials. For those endeavors, BASF focuses on developing and successfully commercializing innovative products and solutions based on scientific knowledge.

The certification validates individuals are prepared to play a vital role in ensuring agricultural productivity. Additionally, the certification allows employers to identify and connect with more skilled candidates, filling gaps in the labor market and jump-starting individuals’ careers.

 

There are more than 100 career titles working with plants, spanning across art, science, technology and business, according to Seed Your Future. Furthermore, landscapers, scientists and agri-business workers can make six-figure salaries according to Learn How To Become.

Industry Standards

The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and skills from the following weighted industry standards:

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PLANT ANATOMY

Plant Cell Biology
Plant Structures (roots, stems, flowers, leaves, fruits, seeds)

10%

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CLASSIFICATION & NOMENCLATURE

Plant Tyles
Plant Classification
Taxonomic Hierarchy
Cells, Tissues, Organs & Organ Systems

5%

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PLANT PROCESSES

Cell Cycle
Plant Life Cycle
Plant Growth
Plant Hormones & Growth Regulators
Photosynthesis, Respiration & Transpiration
Plant Nutrition

15%

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PLANT GENETICS

Plant Reproduction
Plant Biology
Plant Breeding
Biotechnology

10%

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CROP PRODUCTION

Midwest Region
Northeast Region
Southern Region
Western Region

5%

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PLANT PESTS

Bacterial Diseases
Fungal Diseases
Viruses
Chewing Insects
Sucking Insects
Vertebrates
Weeds

25%

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FERTILIZERS, PESTICIDES & HERBICIDES

Application Methods
Equipment
Records & Schedules
Proper Handling & Storage
Effects on the Environment

15%

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WATER RESOURCES

Properties of Water
Sources of Water
Hydrologic Cycle
Freshwater Storage
Water Quality & Pollution
Wastewater
Water & Watershed Conservation

10%

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS).

Employer Certification Verification

If you are an employer looking to verify a potential applicant's credentials, please fill out the form to the right. We will contact you with the status of the certification number you provide.

If you do not have a certification number, please contact our customer support team to verify your candidate at: customersupport@cevmultimedia.com or 1-800-922-9965.

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