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The Commercial Manure Application program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to pass the licensing examinations required for Commercial Manure Applicator certification. This licensing process is administered by Manitoba Agriculture and Manitoba Environment, Climate and Parks under the Manure Amendment to the Pesticides and Fertilizers Control Act.

In collaboration with Manitoba Agriculture, Manitoba Environment, Climate and Parks, Assiniboine Community College, and our industry partners, this program includes a training manual, a series of online video presentations, and is assessed with an open book exam. The online video presentations are pre-recorded, allowing students to access the content at their own pace. With no set class schedule, this program is entirely self-directed, providing flexibility to accommodate your learning style and schedule.


While there are no particular requirements to enrol for certification, you should keep in mind that courses are designed for people who have a Grade 12 literacy and numeracy level.

If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on the assessment of special circumstances.


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This program provides students with the certification required for provincial licensing through Manitoba Agriculture.

A commercial manure applicator is a person that transports or applies manure to land for a fee, charge or other valuable consideration. As of January 1, 2008, commercial manure applicators are required to have a Manure Applicator Licence. More information on licensing can be found here.


Assiniboine has a number of agreements with other colleges, universities and professional organizations, making it possible to apply credit taken at Assiniboine to programs at other institutions. For up-to-date information on agreements, visit Assiniboine’s Articulation Agreements page.

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Distance-delivered programs make use of several delivery methods. This program includes a combination of an at-home study manual, online lessons and exam. Course material is delivered online using a learning platform called Moodle. A computer with audio and video will be required.

Commercial Manure Application programs includes a blend of learning resources, including an at-home study manual, online video presentations, and examinations. Course materials are accessible through Assiniboine’s online learning platform, Moodle. To make the most of this course, you will need a computer equipped with both audio and video capabilities.

At-Home Computing

For this program, you are expected to have access to a computer at home. It should have a webcam, microphone and internet access to enable remote learning for the theory portions of your programs.

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Courses & Costs

The cost for the Commercial Manure Applicator program is $400.00 including manual.

Students can register for the following courses:

Course Codes Name Course Start Date Exam Date
AGRC-0209 Liquid Manure Applicator January 15, 2024 February 9, 2024
AGRC-0210 Solid Manure Applicator
AGRC-0218 Liquid/Solid Manure Applicator



To register, please complete and submit:

Commercial Manure Management Registration (PDF)

If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on assessment of special circumstances.

School and Agriculture and Environment 
204.725.8700 ext 6716
1.800.862.6307 ext 6716 (toll free)

Fast Facts

6 weeks
Program Start
January 15, 2024
Course Load
Program Details
Available by Distance
Russ Edwards School of Agriculture & Environment
1.800.862.6307 ext 6685 (toll free)