Pesticide Certification | Assiniboine Community College
  • School of Agriculture & Environment - Pesticide

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Pesticide Certification

Duration/Start: As needed / numerous

Credential: Certificate

**SUMMER EXAM DATE - JULY 29th - Border St. Campus, Winnipeg**


To register, complete and submit this registration form (not a fillable form)

NO LATER than Wednesday, July 24th at 4 p.m.

ONE person per Golf Course or Landscape company requires Integrated Pest Management (IPM) certification in addition to Landscape Golf.
For information regarding the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) course click here:  Integrated Pest Management

This program provides training for people requiring Manitoba Pesticide Applicator and/or Dealer Certification. Also included is the Aerial CEC Recertification course for individuals wishing to acquire credit towards recertification.

To ensure safe pesticide use, the legislation requires all commercial pesticide applicators and retail pesticide dealers to be certified through ACC training and licenced through Manitoba Agriculture. Each license requires successful completion of the ‘Core’ course plus at least one other (category) course based on the work you will do. Manitoba Agriculture requires individuals to recertify every five years and license to be renewed each year.

There are multiple steps involved in obtaining your Pesticide license. To avoid disappointment, please allow a minimum of ten weeks for registration, study, administration, shipping and application processing. Exam re-writes and workshops require additional time.

Certification Process

  1. Confirm what courses you need based on the work you will do.  For category descriptions, see Pesticide course descriptions.
    **Also note:  ONE person per Golf Course or Landscape Company requires Integrated Pest Management (IPM) certification in addition to Landscape Golf.
  2. Course manuals (for home study) can be purchased from the Assiniboine Bookstore at a cost of $120 each and include a Field Guide to Crop Protection if required for the course.
  3. Pesticide workshops are optional but highly recommended.  Workshops are designed to prepare you for Pesticide certification exams.  For optimum benefit from a workshop, study in advance and bring your manual and questions with you. Also, select a workshop date that is scheduled to occur in advance nearest to the exam date you've chosen.  Please see the 2018-19 Workshop registration form. Workshops are now complete for 2019.
  4. Select exam/date/location and register for each of your courses. Exams fees are $125 per exam. If an alternate date and/or location is desired, please contact 1.204.725.8700 ext 6716 to make arrangements for pre-approved testing.  Please note, with the set-up of an alternate date/location, there is a non-refundable $100.00 fee that is applied to each exam. Registration for the upcoming exam dates opens on November 1st of each year. To register for pesticide exams, please use this registration form:  2018-19 Pesticide Exam Registration.  For additional details, check FAQs on ACC's website as well as Manitoba Agriculture's website.
  5. Successfully completed exam(s): Within approximately two weeks of writing exam(s), you will receive a Final Grade Report by mail informing you of your grade along with a licence application.

Fast Facts

Duration/Start As needed / numerous

Credential Certificate

Credits 0.00

Optional Exit Yes

Optional Exit Credits 0

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery Yes

International Students No

Study Options
Continuing Studies
Distance Education


If you passed the exam(s), you will receive a licence application form(s) with your Final Grade Report to submit to Manitoba AG Pesticide Licensing Branch.

Mail or deliver 2019 licence application forms to:
Manitoba Agriculture, Pesticide Licensing
Box 1149
Carman, MB  R0G 0J0


If you prefer a more traditional way to learn or need help to master the concepts, Assiniboine offers workshops. A minimum of six students is required and the cost is $200 per student. Please use this registration form 2018-19 Pesticide Certification Workshop.

Aerial CEC Recertification

In addition to providing training and exams for Aerial Applicator licensing, Assiniboine also recognizes Aerial Applicator Recertification continuing education credits (CECs). Aerial applicators register in the course PEST-0102 and receive a 'P' (pass mark) at the end of their five-year recertification period by acquiring the required number of CECs as established by the Prairie Provinces Certification Committee. ACC tracks CECs through its aerial applicator recertification tracking database.  For more specific information regarding the Aerial Applicators Program, please contact Jo-Anne Lenton at 204.725.8700 x: 6716.

To register for Aerial CEC Recertification, please use this registration form: 2018-19 Aerial Applicators CEC.