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.
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.
Assiniboine 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:
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 2019-20 IPM Registration form.
- 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.
- To register for IPM CEC Recertification, please complete and submit the 2019-20 IPM CEC Registration form
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Workshop
Workshops are designed to assist in preparing for the IPM Golf Course/Landscape exam.
For more information regarding "contract" IPM Workshops, please contact the Ag Extension Coordinator, James Hood at 204.725.8700, ext. 7116.
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.
English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information.
If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on assessment of special circumstances.
Careers & Connections
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.
Courses & Costs
Students who successfully complete this program may obtain IPM certification on their pesticide applicator license.