Environmental Sciences

Pesticide Certification Program - Homestudy Courses

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Each pesticide class has a corresponding homestudy package, a core plus lessons.
For example, if you check the table below, you'll see agricultural/landscape includes the core plus lessons #201-203, #300, #401 and #501-503.
Individual courses are listed by number, title and cost in the first drop down.
Another drop down has administrative fees including recertification and exam re-writes.
All fees are as of January 1, 2017
Pesticide Class Homestudy Contents Cost
Aerial (Revised 2013)
 Core, National Aerial Manual  $290
Aerial (no core) (Revised 2013)
 National Aerial Manual only  $180
 Core, 201, 202, 203, 300, 401, 501, 503      $360
Agriculture/Industrial  Core, 201, 202, 203, 300, 401, 402, 501, 503  $390
 Core, 201, 202, 203, 300, 401, 501, 502, 503  $390
 Core, 201, 202, 203, 300, 401, 402, 501, 502, 503  $425
Aquatic Vegetation
 Core, 202, 301, 701  $215
Authorized Assistant (core only)
(Revised 2019)
Pesticide legislation, pesticide formulation
health & environmental considerations & pesticide safety
Biting Fly (Mosquito Control)  Core, Biting Fly Manual (new) (Revised 2016)
Biting Fly (Mosquito Control)
Biting Fly Manual only (new) (Revised 2016)
Commercial Dispenser  Dispenser Manual (Revised 2019)
Forestry  Core, 201, 202, 203, 300, 401, 504  $320
Fumigation  Core, 703  $215
Fumigation (no core)  Lesson 703  $75
Fumigation for Stored
Ag Products
 Core, 801  $185
Greenhouse  Core, 201, 203, 303, 601, 602  $285
Industrial  Core, 202, 300, 401, 402  $255
Industrial/Landscape  Core, 201, 202, 203, 300, 401, 402, 502  $355
Landscape  Core, 201, 202, 203, 300, 401, 502  $325
Special - Interior Plantscape  Core, 201, 203, 603  $215
Special - Seed Protectant  Core, 203, 802  $185
Special - Roots in Pipes  Core, 804  $185
Special - Ext. Rodent Control
 Core, 505
Special - Fish & Aquatic Invert.
 Core, Fish & Aquatic Invert. Manual (new)
Special - Fish & Aquatic Invert.  Fish & Aquatic Invert. Manual only (new)
Structural (Revised 2016)
 Core, Structural Manual (new)
Structural (Revised 2016)
 Structural Manual only (new)
Individual Lessons
Individual Lessons, Descriptions & Cost
 Lesson 201 (Revised 2011)
Insect Biology and  $35
 Lesson 202 (Revised 2014)
 Weed Biology and Herbicides  $35
 Lesson 203 (Revised 2011)
 Biology of Microorganisms, Fungi and Fungicides  $35
 Lesson 300 (Revised 2011)
 Application Equipment  $35
 Lesson 301 (Revised 1999)
 Application Equipment for Aquatic Vegetation Management  $35
 Lesson 303 (Coming 2017)
 Application Equipment of Greenhouse
 Lesson 401 (Revised 2014)
 Weed Control  $35
 Lesson 402 (Revised 1997)
 Industrial Vegetation Management  $40
 Lesson 501 (Revised 2021)
 Pests of Field Crops  $35
 Lesson 502 (Revised 2011)
 Pests of Trees, Shrubs and Turf  $35
 Lesson 503 (Revised 2002)
 Specialized Agricultural Applications  $35
 Lesson 504 (Revised 1994)
 Forestry Pesticide Applications  $40
 Lesson 505 (Revised 2008)
 Exterior Rodent Control  $35
 Lesson 601 (Revised 2008)
 Greenhouse Insects  $35
 Lesson 602 (Revised 2008)
 Greenhouse Diseases  $35
 Lesson 603 (Revised 2005)
 Interior Plantscape  $35
 Lesson 701 (Revised 2016)
 Aquatic Plant Management  $40
 Lesson 703 (Revised 2008)
 Fumigation Control
 Lesson 801 (Revised 2007)
 Fumigation for Stored Agricultural Product Pests
 Lesson 802 (Revised 2008)
 Seed Protectant
 Lesson 804 (Revised 2006)
 Roots in Pipes
 Core Reciprocity Lesson
Alberta Provincial Legislation (Revised 2019)
 RPPL USB  Alberta Pesticide product listing reference 2019
Homestudy Order Form & Instructions
Use the Homestudy Material Order form (interactive pdf) to order your homestudy package.
​If you have questions contact the pesticides office at 1 866 853 8646, direct in Vermilion at 780 853 8646 or  email pesticides@lakelandcollege.ca
  • Complete course packages include the core lesson (common to all certification classes) and a series of lessons that differ depending on the certification class.
  • Individual lessons can be ordered separately to add other certification classes to your qualifications.
How to order
  1. Fill it in
    • on your computer (it's interactive) then print it out or email
    • print it out and fill it in
  2. Return the completed order form to us
  3. Pay the fee
    • cash (in person only
    • cheque or money order (mail or in-person)
    • VISA or MasterCard.
Application and other fees
Administration Fees
 Recertification application fee   for applicator and dispenser  $205
 Recertification with AB Leg. Exam
  for applicator
 Reciprocity application fee   for applicator and dispenser  $225
 Reciprocity with AB Leg. Exam
  for applicator and dispenser
 Replacement Certificate fee   for applicator, dispenser & authorized assistant  $60
 Exam write application fee   for applicator, dispenser & authorized assistant  $225
 Exam re-write application fee   for applicator, dispenser & authorized assistant  $225
 Exam date change fee   for applicator, dispenser & authorized assistant  $60
 Commercial Dispenser fee   Dispenser certificate based on applicator certificate  $205
If you have any questions, please contact:

Lakeland College - Pesticides
5704 College Drive
Vermilion, AB T9X 1K4
1 866 853 8646 or direct in Vermilion at 780 853 8646
What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
Choosing to attend Lakeland College was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life so far. The welcoming and friendly Lakeland environment encourages a place of excellence, and fosters the ability to be successful not only in school, but in life.

– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree