Overview

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 and provincial government departments in Manitoba initiated the IPM certification program, to formally recognize industry qualifications and promote ongoing IPM education.

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 (AGRC-0222) which includes a self-directed home study course, writing a closed-book multiple choice exam and completing an assignment. More information on the IPM certification program can be found in the IPM Program Guide.

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development requires at least one individual per landscape or golf course company to be certified in IPM. A current Pesticide Landscape/Golf Applicator licence is also required.  For information on the certification required for licensing please visit Assiniboine’s Pesticide Certification webpage. Information on licensing with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development can be found here

Registration

Registrations for the 2021-2022 exam season will open on November 1, 2021.

To register for the IPM program please click on the registration button below and search for “AGRC” and find the IPM exam date you wish to write. Exam dates can be found here.

Registration

Recertification

Recertification is required every 5 years.  Please click on the Continuing Education Tab for more information on recertification. 

 

Careers & Connections

As an IPM practitioner you will have the opportunity to connect with professionals across the province including members of the Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association and Manitoba Nursery Landscape Association. 

Courses & Costs

The certification exam fee for the Integrated Pest Management program is $150 and this includes the marking of the assignment.  A passing grade is required on both the exam and assignment to receive the certification.  

To register for the IPM program please click on the registration button below and search for “IPM” and the date you wish to write your exam.  Exam dates can be found here.

Continuing Education

Recertification is required every 5 years.  Recertification can be completed in two ways:

  1. Obtain 15 continuing education credits in required concepts by attending approved conferences, workshops and events over the student’s five-year recertification period.
  2. Complete the IPM certification exam and assignment 

To apply for IPM CEC recertification (AGRC-0260) please click here.

Continuing Education Events

Please click the year below to see events that have been approved for Continuing Education Credits.

If you are hosting an event and want to obtain credit approval please submit IPM CEC Event Application Form a minimum of 4 weeks before you wish to promote credits for the event.

The following courses were approved for CEC’s:

2020-21
  • Getting the most out of new chemistry – BASF Canada
  • Getting Ready for 2021 – Bayer Environmental Science
  • Hitting the refresh button on snow mould management – Bayer Environmental Science
  • Brett Young Virtual Academy – Brett Young Seeds
  • Canadian Golf Course Management Conference – Canadian Golf Course Superintendents Association
  • Even Spray Spring Seminar – Even-Spray & Chemicals
  • Landscape Ontario Congress – Landscape Ontario 
  • MBNLA 2021 Webinar Series - Manitoba Nursery Landscape Association
  • Photosynthesis - SiteOne Landscape Supply & Brandt iHammer 
  • Syngenta Super Seminar Series - Syngenta Professional Solutions
  • Belchim Canada Lunch and Learn – Belchim Turf Protection Canada
  • Target Specialty Products 2021 Conference – Target Speciality Products 

 

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