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: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (AM)
  • Workshop #2: Wednesday February 17, 2021 (PM)
  • Workshop #3: Thursday February 18, 2021 (AM)
  • Workshop #4:  Thursday February 18, 2021 (PM)

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 #1:
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Considering Effects of Pesticides on Animals & Insects
Morning Session: 9:45am-10:45am
Dr Ken Fry, PhD, Olds College Instructor, Researcher

1 Environmental CEU - Ag, Landscape, Forestry, Green House

Join the Bug Doctor, Ken Fry, as he discusses the effects pesticides can have on animals and insects. He will challenge you to consider which pesticides have lesser detrimental effects and how you can integrate those options into your pest management plan.

Feeding Behaviour of Insects
Morning Session: 11am-12pm
Dr Ken Fry, PhD, Olds College Instructor, Researcher

1 Pest Management CEU Ag, Landscape 

Insects-Learn how insect feeding methods (biting chewing, piercing sucking), behavior, as well as cuticle affects pesticide selection (contact, systemic) and use (stomach poison, developmental poison, etc.) This knowledge will help you develop an effective pest management plan.

WORKSHOP #3: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Pesticides, PPE and You 2021
VIRTUAL Morning Session: 9:45am-10:45am
Andrea Sawatzky, Pesticide Compliance Officer, Health Canada

1 CEU - Health and Safety, All Classes 

How Health Canada’s health risk assessment leads to specific requirements on pesticide labels including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Restricted Entry Intervals (REI) and Pre-Harvest Intervals (PHI).

Health Canada Regulates 2021
VIRTUAL Morning Session: 11am-12pm
Andrea Sawatzky, Pesticide Compliance Officer, Health Canada

1 CEU Regulations

Improve your knowledge regarding Health Canada’s Pesticide regulatory process and the risks associated with pesticide misuse.

 

WORKSHOP #2:
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Plant Parasitic Nematode Problems in Canada
Afternoon Session: 1pm-2pm
Dr. Shabeg Briar, PhD, P.Ag

1 CEU Pest Management - Agriculture, Landscape 

Should we be concerned in the Prairie Provinces? Find out about the research happening at Olds College with Dr. Shabeg Singh Briar, P. Ag

Biological Control of Insect Pests
Afternoon Session: 2:15pm-3:15pm
Dr. Shabeg Briar, PhD, P.Ag

1 CEU Pest Management - Agriculture, Landscape 

Herbicide Redistant Weeds
Afternoon Session: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Dr. Shabeg Briar, PhD, P.Ag

1 CEU Pest Management - Agriculture, Landscape, Industrial 

Options using conventional methods and emerging technologies

WORKSHOP #4:
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Weed ID and Weed Look Alikes
Afternoon Session: 1pm-2pm
Christine Fulkerth MSc. Olds College Instructor

1 CEU Pest Management, All Classes 

In this seminar, we take a closer look at weed “look alikes” and consider how to tell them apart from one another. There will be a lecture component with opportunities to look at pressed and live samples of these similar species

Review of the Species in the Alberta Weed Control Act
Afternoon Session: 2:15pm-4:30pm
Christine Fulkerth MSc. Olds College Instructor

1 CEU Regulations, All Classes 

This seminar would look at the species of Prohibited Noxious & Noxious weeds as defined in the Alberta Weed Control Act Regulation.

Weedy Most Unwanted
Afternoon Session: 2:15pm-4:30pm
Christine Fulkerth MSc. Olds College Instructor

1 CEU Pest Management, All Classes 

Weeds from Alberta, Canada, North America and beyond.