Pesticide Applicator Certificate

An individual or company that wants to apply a commercial class pesticide must obtain a pesticide applicator certificate. All pesticide applicator certificates are issued by the Environment, Water and Climate Change. Pesticide applicator certificates are available for the following classes:
Agricultural     Class A          
Mosquito and Biting Fly Control     Class B     
Structural     Class C-1 
Structural Fumigation     Class C-2 
Seed / Seed Piece Treatment     Class D

Landscape     Class E
Forestry Herbicides     Class F-1  

Reforestation     Class F-2
Greenhouse     Class G
Soil Fumigation     Class H
Other     Class I 

What are the requirements?

To get a pesticide applicator certificate, you must:

  • be 18 years of age; and 
  • successfully complete a written exam (mark of 75 per cent or higher). 

What are the fees?

$75. There is no HST. Cheques should be payable to the Minister of Finance. Certificates are valid for a maximum period of five years.

How do I renew my certificate?

An agricultural class pesticide applicator certificate (Class A) can be renewed by completing a written exam or by participating in the Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Credit (CEC) Program offered by the PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. For additional information, contact the department at 368-4154 or 1-866-734-3276.

All other classes of pesticide applicator certificates (Class B - H) can only be renewed by re-writing and successfully completing the exam. 

Are training courses available?

Yes, but only if you want an agricultural class pesticide applicator certificate (Class A). The PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries offers training sessions for individuals seeking certification to use agricultural pesticides. For information on these training sessions, contact the Agriculture Information Desk at (902) 368-4145 or toll-free at 1-866 PEI FARM (734-3276) or visit the Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Course (CEC) web page. 

Who can I call for more information?

Thane Clarke (Pesticide Management Program Specialist)
Jones Building, 4th Floor
11 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PEI  
C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-5599
Fax: (902) 368-5830

Published date: 
June 4, 2019
Environment, Water and Climate Change

General Inquiries

Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change
4th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-5044
Toll-free: 1-866-368-5044
Fax: 902-368-5830
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