Pesticide Applicator Recertification

Pesticide Applicator Recertification

What can you expect from this workshop?

Pesticide Applicator Certificates are issued for up to 5 years, prior to expiration you need to either complete the required number of Continuing Education Units (CEU) to recertify or rewrite the exam.  

If you choose to complete your CEU's to recertify, we have workshops available that will keep you up-to-date with the newest ideas and technology as well as build your professional network.  

Complete your Recertification Application

What will you learn?

There are 10 concept areas for training: Application Technology, Emergency Response, Environment, General Information, Human Health, Labelling, Pesticide Safety, Pest Management , Professionalism and Regulations.

How many credits do you need?

You are required to complete 15 Continuing Education Credits (CEU) approved for the class of certificate you hold, in the required concept areas below. A maximum of 10 CEU can be obtained in any one year. Remember to plan ahead. You must also complete and submit a recertification form and the set fee. 

The required minimum concept areas must be obtained includes:

  • 2 Credits: Regulations (new regulations, regulatory concerns, etc)
  • 2 Credits: Health & Pesticide Safety (safe application, storage, disposal of pesticides - practices to ensure personal, bystander, animal health, etc)
  • 1 Credit: Environment (environmental issues, pesticide fate, runoff, movement, leaching, etc)
  • 2 Credits: Pest Management (pest description, pesticide characteristics, Integrated Pest Management, etc)
  • 2 Credits: in Application Technology (calibration clinics, drift modeling, new equipment demonstrations, etc)

Recertification Credit Amount Exceptions:

Special: Roots in Pipes (Lesson 804)
Special: Exterior Rodent Control (Lesson 505)
Fumigation for Stored Ag Products (Lesson 801)


  • 2 Credits: Regulations
  • 2 Credits: Human Health
  • 1 Credit: Environment
  • 1 Credit: in one of the above concept areas or labelling or emergency response

Aquatic Class Requires: 

  • 2 Credits: Regulations
  • 2 Credits: Human Health
  • 1 Credit: Environment
  • 2 Credits: Pest Management
  • 2 Credits: Application Technology 
  • 1 Credit: Other credit for a total of 10 CEU.
  • Also must complete and submit a recertification form and the set fee

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 recertification.

Visit Alberta Environment & Parks for complete certification requirements

Workshop Details

Workshop #1 

October 18, 2018, 9:45am - 12:00pm
Weedy Look-Alikes 1 Pest Management CEU, ALL CLASSES
Integrated Weed Management - 1 Pest Management CEU, ALL CLASSES
Face to face
2 hours
No text/material required


Workshop #2

October 18, 2018, 1:00am - 4:15pm
What happens after? 1 Environment CEU, ALL CLASSES
Herbicide Efficacy 101 - 2 Pest Management CEU, ALL CLASSES 
Face to face
3 hours
No text/material required

Workshop #3

October 19, 2018, 9:45am - 12:00pm
Pesticide Exposure - 1 Health & Safety CEU, ALL CLASSES 
Face to Face
2 hours
No text/material required


Workshop #4 

October 19, 2018, 1:00pm - 4:15pm 
Evaluating Toxicity- 1 Human Health & Safety CEU, ALL CLASSES
Federal/Provincial Legislation for Pesticide Applicators - 1 Regulations CEU, ALL CLASSES
Revisit Application Technology- 1 Application Technology  CEU, ALL CLASSES
Face to Face
3 hours
No text/material required