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TDA MEMBERSHIP, FORUM REGISTRATION, and CERTIFICATION EXAMS => Poker TDA Examination, Certification, & List of Currently Certified TDs => Topic started by: MikeB on April 12, 2012, 12:30:37 AM

Title: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: MikeB on April 12, 2012, 12:30:37 AM
The TDA has received numerous inquiries regarding the Level 1 TD Certification Exam. The Exam is now live at: http://www.pokertda.com/get-poker-tda-certified/ You must be a registered member of the Poker TDA to take the exam.

Each test is unique and consists of 40 questions selected by computer at random from a 300+ question databank. The 40 questions will be distributed across all 10 categories of the current TDA Rules. The rules are available at the following link: http://www.pokertda.com/view-poker-tda-rules/

A passing rate of 90% is required to achieve Certification. Certification will remain in effect for the longer of 2 years or until a new exam is issued based on a substantial new version of the TDA rules. Lists of currently certified examinees may be found at this link: http://www.pokertda.com/forum/index.php?board=29.0

For a more in-depth description of the exam and the registration process please see the FAQ thread in this section of the forum. Thanks to everyone who helped draft questions and volunteered for beta-testing!
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: Kerry DeVore on July 07, 2012, 11:26:35 PM
Mike,

If you fail do you get any input back on which questions you failed at or why?
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: MikeB on July 07, 2012, 11:31:00 PM
Mike,

If you fail do you get any input back on which questions you failed at or why?

Kerry: Great question, yes you do, at the end of the exam.
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: K-Lo on July 26, 2012, 12:37:23 PM
Mike:

Thanks for all your hard work in getting the new exam prepared and out.  I appreciate that it can be a thankless job. 

Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: Martin Roy TD on August 11, 2012, 08:02:00 AM
Playground Poker Club is ready for the WPT Event in November.

All our Managers and Assistant Managers will be certified for the upcoming event.

So far, we have 10 out of 15 already certified.

Hopefully, everyone will put forth the time required to complete this examination resulting in a unified regulated poker community.

Martin Roy
Tournament Director
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: hectorjelly on February 14, 2014, 02:53:56 PM
I just passed the test. I got this question wrong however, and don't understand why.

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Thanks for the question, a detailed answer has been sent to your e-mail. Unfortunately we cannot post and discuss specific test questions on this forum. The answer to your question lies in Rule 42. Please review the question carefully then apply Rule 42 where a player is not yet facing a bet.

Congratulations on passing the exam btw !
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: K-Lo on February 14, 2014, 05:47:35 PM
I just passed the test. I got this question wrong however, and don't understand why.

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Hi Hector:

I expect that Mike will have to move this post since we don't usually discuss answers to the exact questions on the exam here (you can always repost a "general" version of the question on the board for questions on TDA rules), but suffice it to say that the question relates to a POST flop situation, where no bet has yet been made.....
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: hectorjelly on February 17, 2014, 01:14:51 PM
Thank you for the very prompt response!
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: Brian Vickers on November 07, 2014, 05:02:40 AM
I don't know why I never realized that they expire before today.  Guess my certificate from Sept 2009 is no good anymore :)
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: WSOPMcGee on May 12, 2015, 03:20:27 AM
I don't know why I never realized that they expire before today.  Guess my certificate from Sept 2009 is no good anymore :)

As is mine. Of course, we're just regulars now.
Title: Upon which version of the TDA Rules is the exam based?
Post by: JohnFF on May 28, 2015, 11:10:17 AM
The TDA has received numerous inquiries regarding the Level 1 TD Certification Exam. The Exam is now live at: http://www.pokertda.com/get-poker-tda-certified/ You must be a registered member of the Poker TDA to take the exam.

Each test is unique and consists of 40 questions selected by computer at random from a 300+ question databank. The 40 questions will be distributed across all 10 categories of the current TDA Rules. The rules are available at the following link: http://www.pokertda.com/custom_posts/view-official-tda-rules/ (http://www.pokertda.com/custom_posts/view-official-tda-rules/).

A passing rate of 90% is required to achieve Certification. Certification will remain in effect for the longer of 2 years or until a new exam is issued based on a substantial new version of the TDA rules. Lists of currently certified examinees may be found at this link: http://www.pokertda.com/forum/index.php?board=29.0

For a more in-depth description of the exam and the registration process please see the FAQ thread in this section of the forum. Thanks to everyone who helped draft questions and volunteered for beta-testing!

The link "http://www.pokertda.com/get-poker-tda-certified/" states under "FAQs ABOUT THE POKER TDA LEVEL 1 EXAM" that the exam is based on the "most recent Poker TDA Rules and Recommended Procedures." Therefore, I studied the 2013 Rules Version 1.1, Released Aug. 11, 2013. When I decided to take the exam, I noticed that the exam noted in parenthesis as the most recent rules is "2011, Version 2.0," so I studied those rules. Subsequently, I saw that the link to the most recent rules is "http://www.pokertda.com/poker-tda-rules/." This takes one to the 2013 rules.

Before I pay to take the exam, please let me know which rules to know in order to successfully pass the TDA Certification exam.
Title: Re: Upon which version of the TDA Rules is the exam based?
Post by: MikeB on May 28, 2015, 01:38:46 PM

The link "http://www.pokertda.com/get-poker-tda-certified/" states under "FAQs ABOUT THE POKER TDA LEVEL 1 EXAM" that the exam is based on the "most recent Poker TDA Rules and Recommended Procedures." Therefore, I studied the 2013 Rules Version 1.1, Released Aug. 11, 2013. When I decided to take the exam, I noticed that the exam noted in parenthesis as the most recent rules is "2011, Version 2.0," so I studied those rules. Subsequently, I saw that the link to the most recent rules is "http://www.pokertda.com/poker-tda-rules/." This takes one to the 2013 rules.

Before I pay to take the exam, please let me know which rules to know in order to successfully pass the TDA Certification exam.

These: http://www.pokertda.com/poker-tda-rules/  There is very little difference between 1.1 and 2.0 (differences in red below):

43:  Multiple Chip Betting
When facing a bet, unless a raise is declared first, a multiple-chip bet is a call if every chip is needed to make the call; i.e. removal of just one of the smallest chips leaves less than the call amount. Example: preflop, 200-400 blinds: A raises to 1200 total (an 800 raise), B puts out two 1000 chips without declaring raise. This is just a call because removing one 1000 chip leaves less than the amount to call (1200). If the single removal of just one of the smallest chips leaves the call amount or more, the bet is governed by the 50% standard in Rule 41. See Illustration Addendum.

49:  Non-Standard & Unclear Betting
Players use unofficial betting terms and gestures at their own risk. These may be interpreted to mean other than what the player intended. Also, whenever the size of a declared bet can reasonably have multiple meanings, it will be ruled as the lesser value. Ex: “I bet five”. If it is unclear whether “five” means 500 or 5,000, the bet stands as 500. See Rules 2, 3 & 40.

58-B: Penalty options include verbal warnings, “missed hands”, “missed rounds”, and disqualification. Missed round penalties are assessed as follows: the offender will miss one hand for every player (including the offender) at the table when the penalty is given multiplied by the number of penalty rounds.  Staff can assess 1 or more missed-hand penalties; one or more missed-round penalties, or disqualification. Repeat infractions are subject to escalating penalties.
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: JohnFF on May 28, 2015, 07:09:41 PM
Oops, my bad!

When I saw 2011, I clicked on the link under Older Rules Version. Now I see that those rules are Version 1.0, not 2.0.

Thanks for the clarification, Mike.
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: Terence Bertault on November 01, 2015, 06:04:09 PM
Hi guys,

You don t update the exam with TDA 2015 Rules ...

I ve made my floor pass it this afternoon and she was wrong on two questions because of that ...

You ve got to fix that guys ...

Thanks.
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: Ricky9 on January 06, 2016, 09:58:15 PM
Hi Guys, I passed the exam in 2012 (july), obviously I need to update. Is it worth me waiting for the 2015 test now, if so when will that be due for issue?
I have got 6 floor staff that I wish to also take the test, but they are now versed in 2015 v
Cheers
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: MikeB on January 14, 2016, 03:45:57 PM
Hi Guys, I passed the exam in 2012 (july), obviously I need to update. Is it worth me waiting for the 2015 test now, if so when will that be due for issue?
I have got 6 floor staff that I wish to also take the test, but they are now versed in 2015 v
Cheers
.

Hi Ricky: The TDA Exam is fully updated to the 2015 Rules. So you can take it at any point that is convenient for you.
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: Ricky9 on January 15, 2016, 05:42:54 PM
Many Thanks
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: Dave Miller on February 08, 2016, 07:29:27 AM
How long does it typically take to get the email with the url/code to take the test?

I paid thru PayPal four days ago and am still waiting.
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: Dave Miller on February 09, 2016, 08:37:21 AM
I don't know if my post above prompted anyone to look into it, but I got the email this morning.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: Dave Miller on March 01, 2016, 04:11:33 PM
...
The TDA Exam is fully updated to the 2015 Rules.
Really?

I mean to post this two weeks ago, after I took the exam.

One of the questions was regarding cell phone use. One of the choices said "As of the 2013 TDA rules..."

That doesn't give me confidence in that question, or the test in general.
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: MikeB on March 03, 2016, 03:29:02 AM
Without revealing the specific language, you refer to a multiple choice question....

...The correct answer to that question is current as of the 2015 rules.

Anyone finding a question for which the accurate answer per 2015 is not listed, please send that concern to: TDAExam@gmail.com

Many thanks!
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: GreggPath on July 06, 2016, 02:54:24 PM
Hey guys.... I paid via PayPal the fee for the exam on 6/29 but haven't got an e-mail for the exam. I did send an e-mail but haven't heard back. Can someone check into it for me?
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: MikeB on July 06, 2016, 03:22:55 PM
Hi Gregg: We have a request for the exam from a sender named Gregg, but the payment is from a company which initials are C - L, Inc.

If that's you, then the code was sent to the e-mail on the receipt  (Gregg@______company.com).  The e-mail would be from tdaexam@gmail.com   If that's you, check your inbox. If not, please let me know.
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: GreggPath on July 07, 2016, 10:28:28 AM
Passed the test!!! Only got two wrong... one was a multiple choice that I missed one of the answers... the other one I think I just accidentally clicked the wrong one. Oh well, I'm pretty psyched. Now the drunken idiots I play with will have to bow down to the all-knowing TDA-certified host!  ;D
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: BROOKS on September 27, 2016, 12:26:22 AM
Once you pay via PayPal, is there a time frame the test must be completed by?
I know once you begin you have 100 minutes to complete the test, but once you are sent the link, do you have to click it and do the test that day?
I've read that some people pay, then wait days for the link.
I want to set aside a specific time for me to take the test, which seems difficult if you have to wait days after you pay.
So could I pay today let's say, and receive the link in a few days, but not actually take the test until next week?
Does the link expire?
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: GreggPath on November 02, 2017, 12:52:33 PM
When do you expect the 2017 test to be released?
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: MikeB on November 02, 2017, 05:04:59 PM
It is released, updated through 2017 Version 3.0
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: GreggPath on November 07, 2017, 11:22:16 AM
It is released, updated through 2017 Version 3.0

OK, so if I follow the links to take the test it'll be for the newest rules? Just want to confirm because the other thread with the list of certified players still is showing 2015 test certifications.
Title: Re: Poker TDA Level 1 Certification Exam
Post by: MikeB on November 08, 2017, 09:14:35 PM

OK, so if I follow the links to take the test it'll be for the newest rules?
Yes it is for the 2017 Version 3.0 Rules.