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.  

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

Dates:

 

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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.  

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

Dates:

  • Workshop #1: Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Workshop #2: Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Workshop #3: Friday March 13, 2020
  • Workshop #4:  Friday March 13, 2020

Complete your Recertification Application

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)

Requires:

  • 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: Thursday, March 12, 2020

  • MORNING SESSION 9:45 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
  • 2 Continuing Education Credits CEU's APPROVED
  • 1 Regulations - (All Classes)
  • 1 Health and Safety - (All Classes)
  • $99+gst

Regulations CEU- Federal Pesticide Regulation – will provide an overview of how pesticides are approved for use in Canada and the science that forms the basis of these decisions. 

Health and Safety CEU- Pesticides, PPE & You – will explain how Health Canada’s health risk assessment leads to specific requirements on pesticide labels including personal protective equipment (PPE), restricted entry intervals (REI), precautions, etc.

Workshop #3: Friday March 13, 2020

  • MORNING SESSION 9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • 2 Application Technology (Agriculture, Industrial, Landscape and Greenhouse)
  • Alberta Environment CEU’s APPROVED
  • $99+gst

Selecting the Right Sprayer - Choosing the correct spray equipment for the job is an important skill. This presentation will help to identify the questions and considerations involved in selecting the right sprayer. Discussion will examine application techniques and equipment options for a variety of different crops and settings.

Importance of Sprayer Calibration and Controlling Droplet Size- The proper application of pesticides is greatly impacted by the accurate calibration and proper maintenance of the spray equipment. This presentation provides examines the importance of proper calibration for an even distribution of pesticide over the target crop. The hands-on portion will take a closer look at the sprayer components and application techniques for controlling droplet size and distribution.

Workshop #2: Thursday, March 12, 2020

  • AFTERNOON SESSION, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  • 3 Pest Management Continuing Education Credits (Greenhouse)
  • Alberta Environment CEU’s APPROVED
  • $149+gst

IPM for Living Walls and Interior Plantscapes - Learn pest and disease management for living walls and other interior landscape features. The importance of regular plant maintenance in this growing industry, common insect problems and control through IPM. Preventative approaches to pest infestations will be highlighted, and environmental controls that are essential to preventing disease issues within a diverse indoor plant community.

Monitoring for Pests and Disease in Greenhouse Systems - This session will cover the types of traps and tools used to monitor a crop, as well as the methods for discovering pests and quantifying the risk of those pests. Sticky traps, pheromone traps, and trap plants will be examined for their most effective applications. Methods suited to the various pest species will also be examined.

Implementing Biological Control in Greenhouse Systems - This session will investigate the implementation of various forms of biological control in greenhouses. Inundation, augmentative, and conservation biological control using predators, pathogens, and parasitoids will be described. The use of banker plants, trap plants, and preferred host plants to supplement biological control will be addressed.

 Workshop #4:  Friday March 13, 2020

  • AFTERNOON SESSION, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  • 3 Continuing Education Credits
  • 1 Pest Management (Forestry Landscape)
  • 2 Pest Management (Agriculture, Industrial, Landscape and Forestry)
  • Alberta Environment CEU’s APPROVED
  • $149+gst

Mechanical and Cultural Control of Pests and Diseases in Trees & Shrubs - Pest management in the landscape through cultural and mechanical control strategies.  Learn when and how to prune trees and shrubs and why this is important for long term health.  The importance of mulching as a cultural control will be discussed in depth as a proactive approach to prevent pests and diseases by establishing healthy trees.  Mechanical control methods of tree and shrub management through mowing, weed whipping and why weeds need to be controlled.

Weed Biology and Identification and Integrated Weed Management - Brush up on plant morphology, ID, Classification and Biology and discuss how this all affects the efficacy factors of herbicides and the use of adjuvants. Find out some great resources to help you in your day to day work.
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