This program prepares students to write the examinations required for licensing as Commercial Manure Applicator or Off-farm Manure Applicator. Licensing is through Manitoba Agriculture.

Manure applicator licensing is required under the Manure Amendment to the Pesticides and Fertilizers Control Act. There are two classes of licenses:

Commercial Manure Applicator (CMA) - a person who transports and/or applies manure for payment 

Off-farm Manure Applicator - a person or group whose livestock operations must file a Manure Management Plan under the Environmental Act (300 or more animals) and who applies at least a portion of the manure to land not owned or leased by their operation. 

To register for the Commercial Manure Applicator’s course, please complete and submit a Registration Form (PDF)


  • 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.

There are no particular requirements to enrol for certification.

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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Courses provide certification for provincial licensing through Manitoba Agriculture.


  • Manitoba Agriculture

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.

Tools & Supplies

Distance-delivered courses make use of several delivery methods. The type of interaction varies depending on the course and the program. All courses come with a learning package that may include a combination of print-based or online course guide, manual, text, audio, video, computer and other resources as needed. You will maintain contact with your instructor and other students through a variety of technologies as needed.

Course material is delivered online using a learning platform called Moodle. Moodle allows assignments to be transmitted to the instructor electronically. You may also participate in on-line discussions.

Textbooks, supplies and uniforms for all of our programs and courses may be purchased at the ACC Bookstore at the Victoria Avenue East Campus. Visit the Assiniboine Bookstore website to learn more about ordering online.

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