The test, the certificate and the study program are free, Rouse said, if you are an Iowa resident. Hundreds of southeast Iowa residents have taken it so far this year. Testing is done on Wednesdays and Fridays at IowaWorks, the building on Truman Avenue near the Ottumwa Regional Airport.
Of course, Kyle already told his dad.
"He said he had to go take that test again," Kyle said.
And that's just what he did. So did Dad get platinum this time?
"Not quite," Kyle answered.
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