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Integrated Pest Management


Credential: Certificate

Integrated Pest Management in Manitoba

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) provides green space managers with the knowledge to achieve an acceptable level of pest control in a cost-effective and aseptically pleasing way while minimizing the use of pesticides.

Members of the landscape and golf course industries in Manitoba initiated the IPM certification program, which is meant to formally recognize industry qualifications and promote ongoing IPM education. The program was jointly developed by the Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association (MGSA), Landscape Manitoba, Assiniboine Community College and Manitoba Agriculture and Manitoba Conservation & Water Stewardship.

As of 2007, Manitoba Agriculture requires at least one individual per landscape or golf course company to be certified in IPM. A current Pesticide Applicator licence is also recommended.

ACC is responsible for administering the IPM certification program in Manitoba. Individuals must demonstrate their knowledge and qualifications in IPM by successful completion of the IPM certification program. Recertification is required every 5 years. Recertification can be done in one of two ways:

  1. IPM Golf Course/Landscape – AGRC-0222 – this course is a distance-delivered course with workshop (optional) an assignment and an exam. All first time certifiers must take this course.

To register for IPM Golf Course/Landscape, please complete and submit the 2018-19 IPM Registration Form

  1. IPM CEC Recertification – AGRC-0259 and AGRC-0260 – these two courses together provide recertification by attendance at recognized conferences, workshops and events over the student’s five-year recertification period. This method of recertification is not available to first-time certifiers.
  2. To register for IPM CEC Recertification, please complete and submit the 2018-19 IPM CEC Registration form.


Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

For information regarding program certification, please see the 2018-19 IPM Program Guide.


Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Workshop

Workshops are designed to assist in preparing for the IPM Golf Course/Landscape exam.

IPM Workshop will be held in Winnipeg, March 27th/19.  To register, please complete and submit the Workshop registration form.

For more information regarding "contract" IPM Workshops, please contact the Ag Extension Coordinator, James Hood at 204.725.8700, ext. 7116.

Fast Facts

Credential Certificate

Credits 0.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery Yes

International Students No

Study Options
Distance Education


The certification course (for first-time certifiers) consists of a home study component, assignment and closed-book exam. An optional workshop is available.

IPM Golf Course/Landscape – AGRC-0222
Fees, including assignment and exam $140
Manual $120
Optional Workshop $200

Course/exam registrations are now being accepted. Please register ten days in advance of desired exam date.


Recertification is required every five years. (Assiniboine Community College certification expires on December 31st of the fifth year. As such, certification may be granted for up to a maximum five year period. In reality, certification often lapses between four and five years, depending on when the course was last taken.)

For individuals who need to recertify, ACC and industry have jointly developed an alternative to writing the examination. Two new courses, IPM CEC Recertification – AGRC-0259 and AGRC-0260, together acknowledge student participation in professional development over their five-year recertification period. These courses are not an option for first time certifiers.

Students accumulate 15 continuing education credits (CECs) through involvement in approved conferences, workshops and professional development activities over their five-year recertification period. A minimum of one credit must be achieved in each of the five IPM Concepts (below). A maximum of 10 CECs may be accumulated in any one year.

To initiate the CEC tracking process, students register at the beginning of their five-year recertification period. ACC provides an IPM CEC report to all registered students in the fall of each year and notifies students when they are in the final year of their recertification period. At the end of the recertification period, students will receive a Final Grade Report, indicating a ‘Pass’ or “No Pass’ for the course IPM CEC Recertification - AGRC-0260. A copy of the final grade report is required with IPM certification applications submitted to Manitoba Agriculture.

Information on upcoming events that have been approved for IPM CECs is available from industry organizations, including:

  • Landscape Manitoba
  • Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association

IPM Concepts for CEC Recertification (for details, see Program Guide)

  1. Definitions and elements of IPM
  2. Pest Identification and Biology
  3. Pest Management 
  4. Regulations


Approval of Events for IPM CECs

To apply for approval of CECs for an event, submit an Application for IPM CECs for Recertification, along with an agenda and presenter biographies, to or by fax to 204.725.8740 with a cover sheet to the attention of ‘Agriculture & Environment’. Completed applications will be considered by the IPM CEC Steering Committee and the event coordinator will be notified of the committee’s decision. Please allow six weeks for processing.