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Molly Richeson
RGT Board Of Examiners Chair
AgReliant Genetics
418 N. Jefferson St
Brimfield, IL 61517
Phone: 309-446-9830
Fax: 309-446-3095
molly.richeson@agreliant.com

RGT/CGT Written Exams

1st exam

The RGT Board of Examiners will be offering the RGT/CGT exam at the Annual Meeting on June 5th at 9:00 am CDT.

Application submission due date: May 5th, 2022

2nd exam

The RGT Board of Examiners will be offering the RGT/CGT exam at the ASTA Meeting in Chicago on December 5th at 1:00 pm CST.

Application submission due date: November 5th, 2022

3rd exam

To Be Determined.

Application submission due date: TBD

Registered Seed Technologist

To find more detailed information on the RST examination please visit the Consolidated Board of Examiners HERE.

These are individuals who have successfully qualified for and passed the RST exam. The current qualifications include a minimum of two years work experience, two years of an active Associate Membership and accumulation of 100 points from workshops, college courses, and work experience.  The RST exam includes written purity and germination exams as well as a germination practical exam, seed separations, and seed identification.  RSTs are required to complete continuing education in order to maintain membership and are required to pay annual membership dues.  They must sign a contract for Privilege of Use of the Societies name, logo, RST seal, and the title Registered Seed Technologist.  RSTs have one vote on all Society business and can vote on the amendments to the AOSA for Rules Testing Seeds.  RSTs are eligible to run for elected office and can chair or participate on committees.

Registered Genetic Technologist

These are individuals who have successfully qualified for and passed the RGT exam. The current qualifications include a minimum of two years work experience, two years of an active Associate Membership and accumulation of 100 points from workshops, college courses, and work experience. An RGT has passed the molecular genetics exam as well as all three genetic technology exams currently available: trait purity, genetic purity, and adventitious presence.  The RGT exam includes a required written molecular genetics exam and required area specific written and practical exams in the three genetic technology areas.  RGTs are required to complete continuing education in order to maintain membership and are required to pay annual membership dues.  They must sign a contract for Privilege of Use of the Societies name, logo, RGT seal, and the title Registered Genetics Technologist. RGTs are eligible to run for elected office and can chair or participate on committees.  To find more detailed information on the RGT examination please visit the SCST Exam Information tab on this page.

Certified Genetic Technologist

These are individuals who have successfully qualified for and passed the CGT exam. The current qualifications include a minimum of one year of work experience, two years of an active Associate Membership and accumulation of 100 points from workshops, college courses, and work experience.  A CGT has passed the molecular genetics exam as well as one or two of the three genetic technology exams currently available: trait purity, genetic purity, and adventitious presence.  The CGT exam includes a required written molecular genetics exam and area specific written and practical exams in the three genetic technology areas.  CGTs are required to complete continuing education in order to maintain membership and are required to pay annual dues. They must sign a contract for Privilege of Use of the Societies name, logo, and the title Certified Genetic Technologist.  CGTs have one vote on all Society business and can vote on the amendments to the AOSA for Rules Testing Seeds.  CGTs are eligible to run for elected office and can chair or participate on committees. To find more detailed information on the CGT examination please visit the SCST Exam Information tab on this page.

Certified Viability & Purity Technologist 

To find more detailed information on the CVT and CPT examination please visit the Consolidated Board of Examiners HERE.

These are individuals who have successfully qualified for and passed the CVT or CPT exam. The current qualifications include a minimum of two years of work experience, two years of an active Associate Membership and accumulation of 100 points from workshops, college courses, and work experience. The CVT exam includes written purity and germination exams as well as a germination practical exam.  The CPT exam includes the written purity exam, and seed separations, and seed identification practical exams.

CVTs and CPTs are required to complete continuing education in order to maintain membership and are required to pay annual dues. They must sign a contract for Privilege of Use of the Societies name, logo, and the title Certified Viability or Purity Technologist. Appendix E contains a sample contract, CVTs and CPTs have one vote on all Society business and can vote on the amendments to the AOSA for Rules Testing Seeds.  They are eligible to run for elected office and chair or participate on any committees.

Professional Member

Qualifications include evidence of employment in a business that has a seed testing laboratory, oversight of quality control,or seed analysis, with a current Registered or Certified Membership,or Registered/Certified Member Inactive for three years or less.  They are entitled to one vote on all Society matters and are eligible to use the Name, Insignia (logo), title Professional Member and hold elective office.

Research Member

Individuals involved in teaching, research and outreach in the field of seed technology.  They are entitled to one vote on all Society matters, and are eligible to use the Name, Insignia (logo), title Research Member and hold elective office. They are entitled to an annual subscription of the Seed Technologist News, Proceedings, Board Notes, and reduced prices on AOSA publications.

Associate Member

Individuals interested in seed technology.

Please click HERE to visit our store and apply electronically.

The members of the SCST RGT Board of Examiners offer the RGT/CGT written exam annually in each region (as needed), practical exams are taken in the examiners lab with an approved proctor.  The practical exam must be taken within one year of taking the written exams.

The “NEW” RGT/CGT written exams will be implemented this year. The new testing areas include: Trait Purity, Genetic Purity and Adventitious Presence (AP). The Molecular Genetics exam has not changed and is required before taking the other three exams. To obtain RGT status, the analyst must successfully pass the Molecular Genetics exam and all three of the new written exams plus practicals. For CGT status, the analyst must pass Molecular Genetics exam and one or two of the new written exams plus practical’s.

Applications for the SCST RGT/CGT Genetic Technology Written Exams are now being accepted.

Questions related to RGT/CGT written exams should be directed to the RGT Board of Examiners Chair: Molly Richeson at molly.richeson@agreliant.com

Analysts who wish to become RGT or CGT members of SCST need to fulfill the requirements to qualify to take the exam and submit the application to SCST.

Please submit your completed application to:

Society of Commercial Seed Technologists
8918 W 21st St. N
Suite 200, #246
Wichita, KS 67205
Phone: (202) 870-2412
Fax: (202) 330-5184
Email: scst@seedtechnology.net

Please submit your completed application to:

Society of Commercial Seed Technologists
8918 W 21st St. N
Suite 200, #246
Wichita, KS 67205
Phone: (202) 870-2412
Fax: (202) 330-5184
Email: scst@seedtechnology.net

Please submit your completed application to:

Society of Commercial Seed Technologists
8918 W 21st St. N
Suite 200, #246
Wichita, KS 67205
Phone: (202) 870-2412
Fax: (202) 330-5184
Email: scst@seedtechnology.net

Applications for reinstatement must be made in writing to the Executive Director, please include payment of current and outstanding dues (will be prorated). Applicant must verify compliance with Continuing Education requirements.

Please submit your completed application to:

Society of Commercial Seed Technologists
8918 W 21st St. N.
Suite 200, #246
Wichita, KS 67205
Phone: (202) 870-2412
Fax: (202) 330-5184
Email: scst@seedtechnology.net

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