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 and Resource Development.
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.
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.
Careers & Connections
Courses provide certification for provincial licensing through Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development.
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. This course 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 (webcam) and video will be required.
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.
To register, please complete and submit:
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)