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:
- Class A - Agricultural
- Class B - Mosquito and Biting Fly Control
- Class C-1 - Structural
- Class C-2 - Structural Fumigation
- Class D - Seed/Seed Piece Treatment
- Class E - Landscape
- Class F-1 - Forestry Herbicides
- Class F-2 - Reforestation
- Class G - Greenhouse
- Class H - Soil Fumigation
- Class I - Other
What are the requirements?
To get a pesticide applicator certificate, you must:
- be 18 years of age;
- submit a completed Pesticide Applicator Certificate Application Form
- successfully complete a written exam (mark of 75 per cent or higher).
What are the fees?
$75. There is no HST.
Payments may be made by cash, cheque or credit card. Make cheques payable to the Minister of Finance.
When does the licence expire?
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.
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). Information regarding training sessions for individuals seeking certification to use agricultural pesticides is available at: Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Course (CEC).
Training manuals are available for download at: Training Materials for Pesticide Applicators.