Pesticide Certification Program - Other Certification
- Train the trainer
- Authorized assistant
- Commercial dispenser
|Train the Trainer|
|If you want to train your own authorized assistants you must be certified as a pesticide applicator trainer.
You can then provide tutorial training on core lessons.
|Authorized assistants are able apply pesticides under the supervision of a certified applicator without requiring daily on-site supervision.
As well, an authorized assistants are able to apply pesticides listed in section 5(11) of the Environmental Code of Practice for Pesticides under the direct supervision by a certified applicator.
For example, an authorized assistant can apply Tordon 101® along a roadway without a certified applicator being present at all times.
To become an authorized assistant you must write a core examination and complete the authorized assistant training checklist with your supervising certified applicator.
The core examination can be taken through one of these ways:
The authorized assistant certificate is good for approximately 5 years before it expires. Certificates expire on your birthday, so it could be less than 5 years.
For a new certificate, you’ll have to write another exam through Lakeland College or with a certified trainer.
|Commercial Pesticide Dispenser|
|If your company sells registered pesticides (restricted, industrial, commercial or agricultural) you must have either:
Training teaches you about sales regulations and provides you and your customers with information in the safe handling, storage and disposal of pesticides.
The certification training is a collaborative effort between Lakeland College and Alberta Environment.
About dispenser certification
Certification Exam ProceduresTo become qualified, you must write a certification exam. Exams are 2.5 hours in length, closed book.
The exams are available online through designated proctor sites located at various centers in Alberta. Online exams allow for quicker processing of exam results.
For exam requests, call Lakeland College at 780 853 8646 or toll-free 1 866 853 8646
Commercial Dispenser ReciprocityIf you have a valid certificate from British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, you can apply for reciprocity.
Your certificate should have a valid expiry date and you’ll have to pass the dispenser reciprocity exam.
Call the pesticides office to book an exam writing time at one of the proctor centers. They are located in Olds, Lethbridge, Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Vermilion.
Check the homestudy courses page to order course materials.
Commercial dispenser certificates expire on your birthday and are no later than the original expiry date of the other province.