sprayer in a feild

A Pesticide Applicator Certificate is required for:

  • Anyone applying Schedule 1 or 2 pesticides other than a commercial agriculturalist (farmer);
  • Anyone applying Schedule 3 pesticides;
    • in a rental dwelling,
    • in the common indoor and outdoor areas of condominiums,
    • in or on the grounds of a school, hospital, nursing home, or daycare facilities,
    • application of pesticides on public lands.




This course list comes from our Curricunet Academic database

Continuing Education

 * also remember that ALBERTA ENVIRONMENT has a full listing of specific classes and certification requirements. If you have questions regarding what you need to keep up your certification go to: ALBERTA ENVIRONMENT



 How To Register

  • Email:  coned@oldscollege.ca
  • Phone:  1-800-661-6537


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Pesticide Applicator Recertification

Pesticide Applicator Certificates are issued for up to 5 years, prior to expiration you need to: 

OPTION 1. CEU's to recertify

OPTION 2. Rewrite the exam. CLICK HERE to schedule an exam


WE think you will like this option better: 

Obtain Continuing Education Units Credits- stay up to date on new ideas and technology and network!!



There are 10 concept areas for training:

  • Application Technology
  • Emergency Response
  • Environment
  • General Information
  • Human Health
  • Labelling
  • Pesticide Safety
  • Pest Management
  • Professionalism
  • Regulations

Within the fifteen (15) Continuing Education Credits required, the following minimums/concept must be obtained:

  • 2 credits on Regulations (i.e. new regulations, regulatory concerns)
  • 2 credits in Health and Pesticide Safety (i.e. safe application, storage, disposal of pesticides - practices to ensure personal, bystander, animal health, etc.)
  • 1 credit in Environment (i.e. environmental issues, pesticide fate, runoff, movement, leaching, etc.)
  • 2 credits in Pest Management (i.e. pest description, pesticide characteristics, Integrated Pest Management, etc.)
  • 2 credits in Application Technology (i.e. calibration clinics, drift modelling, new equipment demonstrations, etc.)

A maximum of 10 Continuing Education Credits can be obtained in any one year.

see this page for info on what your CERTIFICATION REQUIRES 



Certificate ClassesRecertification Requirements 
All certificate classes except
the ones below
  • 15 continuing education credits approved for the class of certificate you hold, in the required concept areas
  • Complete and submit a recertification form and the set fee.
  • 2- Regulations, 2-Human Health, 1-Environment , 2-Pest Management, 2-Application Technology + 1 other credit for a total of 10 continuing education credits.
  • Complete and submit a recertification form and the set fee
Special: Roots in Pipes (Lesson 804)
Special: Exterior Rodent Control (Lesson 505)
Fumigation for Stored Ag Products (Lesson 801)
  • 2-Regulations, 2-Human Health, 1-Environment plus one other credit in one of the above concept areas or labelling or emergency response.  Continuing education credits must be approved for 'all classes' of applicator certificate or specific to the certificate applicator category held.
  • Complete the required lesson and return with completed forms and fees - Special Certificate Grading for lesson and Re-certification form.
  • You must obtain a minimum grade of 80% on your lesson in order to qualify for re-certification.



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