Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Course (CEC)

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What is the Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses (CEC’s)?

  • The Continuing Education Courses will enable a holder of a Pesticide Class A Applicator Certificate to renew their certification without writing the Class A exam. 
  • Certification is required every 5 years. 
  • These courses are for RENEWING the Class A Certificate only. 

Who delivers the courses?

PEi Department of Agriculture and Land

What is a Pesticide Class A Applicator Certificate?

An individual or company wanting to apply a commercial class pesticide to an agricultural crop must obtain a pesticide applicator certificate for agricultural use through the Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change.   

*First time applicators must write an exam and achieve a mark of 75% or better to obtain the certificate

Who is eligible to participate in the continuing education courses? 

You must have successfully written the Class A Pesticide Exam and have a valid Pesticide Class A Certificate.

What topics are covered in the two courses?  

There are two courses available: DAY A and DAY B

  • Day ATopics:
    Information, Pesticides and the Land, Aquatic Impact of Pesticides, Environmental Safety, and Application Technology.
  • Day B - Topics:
    Emergency Response, First Aid, Pesticide Monitoring & Enforcement, Labeling, Professionalism, Traceability, Integrated Pest Management, and Human Health & Safety.

How do I collect my CEC’s?

  • You are required to attend both DAY A and DAY B courses over a 5 year period to renew your pesticide class A applicator certificate before it expires.
  • Register for either DAY A or DAY B course with the PEI Department of Agriculture and Land.  You can only attend one of the courses per year.
  • Attend the course.

Who maintains a record of my attendance?

PEI Department of Agriculture and Land keeps a record of the course dates, locations and attendance.

Can I take both Day A and Day B in the same year?

You will only be credited with one day per year.  This is a continuing education program.

When are the continuing education courses offered? 

Courses are held during the winter months, December through March, at various locations across PEI.

View course details on Agriculture and Land Events Calendar

2019/2020 Training Schedule for CEC's
DAY A December 4, 2019 Rodd Royalty, TCH Charlottetown
  January 7, 2020 Access PEI O'Leary
  January 14 Loyalist Inn, Summerside
  February 4 Rodd Royalty, TCH Charlottetown
  February 11 Lane's Riverhouse Inn, Montague
  March 10 Rodd Royalty, TCH Charlottetown
     
DAY B December 5, 2019 Rodd Royalty, TCH Charlottetown
  January 16, 2020 Access PEI, O'Leary
  January 23 Loyalist Inn, Summerside
  February 6 Lane's Riverhouse Inn, Montague
  February 13 Rodd Royalty, TCH Charlottetown
  March 17 Rodd Royalty, TCH Charlottetown

Does it cost to attend a course?

Yes there is a $25 registration fee to attend the course. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

  • Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.
  • Information sessions are  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What is the cost to renew my Pesticide Class A Applicator Certificate?

The 5-year certificate fee is $75 HST included. The fee must be paid before the certificate will be issued.

This is payable to the PEI Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change.  Cheques must be made payable to the Minister of Finance.

Are there alternate options available to renew my Pesticide Class A Applicator Certificate?

OPTION 1 - One day training course with exam

Attend the one day training course and write the exam, which is delivered by the PEI Department of Agriculture and Land. This course is designed to prepare you for the exam by reviewing the Agricultural Training Manual

What is the cost?

  • There is no cost to take the course or to write the exam. 
    • Registration starts at 8:15 a.m.
    • Training sessions are 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Exam is written 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • You are responsible for your own lunch.
  • The 5-year certificate fee is $75 HST included. The fee must be paid before the certificate will be issued.  This is payable to the PEI Department of  Environment, Water and Climate Change.  Cheques must be made payable to the Minister of Finance.

When are the training courses?

View course details on Agriculture and Land Events Calendar

2020 Schedule for one-day Course plus Exam
January 22 Rodd Royalty, TCH Charlottetown
February 12 Mill River Resort, O'Leary
March 11 Loyalist Inn, Summerside
March 18 Rodd Royalty, TCH Charlottetown

How do I register?

Contact Muriel Power at 902-368-4154 or 902-368-4880 or email mmpower@gov.pe.ca  at the Department of Agriculture and Land.

OPTION 2 - Write the exam:

  • Write the two hour exam.
  • Make an appointment with the Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change by contacting Debbie MacRae at (902) 368-5024 or Thane Clarke at (902) 368-5599

What is the cost?

  • There is no cost to write the exam. 
  • The 5-year certificate fee is $75 HST included. The fee must be paid before the certificate will be issued.  This is payable to the PEI Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change.  Cheques must be made payable to the Minister of Finance.

What if my pesticide class A applicator certificate is expiring in a few months and I have not attended any CEC’s? 

You only have one option:  Write the two hour exam.

Make an appointment with the Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change in Charlottetown by calling Debbie MacRae at (902) 368-5024 or Thane Clarke at (902) 368-5599

For more information or to register for a Continuing Education Course, contact:

PEI Department of Agriculture and Land
Attention:   Muriel Power
5th Floor Jones Building - 11 Kent Street
Charlottetown
Email mmpower@gov.pe.ca
Phone: (902)-368-4154 or (902)-368-4880

Date de publication : 
le 24 Octobre 2019
Agriculture et Terres

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