Manitoba Agriculture requires at least one individual per landscape or golf course company to be certified in IPM. A current Pesticide Landscape/Golf Applicator license is also mandatory.  IPM online exams are now available for certification. See the new, 2020 Summer IPM Certification Registration Form.

Please note that an IPM assignment is to be submitted on or before your exam date.  Online Exam certifications (open book) expire Dec. 31st, 2020 but the assignment will NOT have to be resubmitted. The grade from the assignment will be merged with your 2021 REcertification exam. Assignment grades will only be extended until the end of 2021.

Due to Covid-19, if your Pesticide/IPM certification year (shown on your Pesticide license) was 2015 and you have not already obtained recertification, your certification will be extended until December 31, 2020.

If you are new to the Pesticide industry or just need to obtain certification in a new category, you can register to write an open book, timed, online exam. The cost of an IPM online exam will be $25 per exam.

Note: All certifications that are extended or completed by online exams expire on December 31, 2020. If your recertification was extended or an online exam was successfully completed, in order to obtain your 5 year certification you will be required to write the closed book exam(s) in the 2020-21 Pesticide season. 

Licenses still need to be applied for!  In order to apply for your Pesticide/IPM license, please complete and submit the appropriate licence application form with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development.  Licence application forms can be found on the Government of Manitoba website.

Pesticide manuals can be still be purchased online through Follett’s bookstore or call 1-800-862-6307 ext. 6788


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:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

2019-20 IPM Workshop Registration form

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.

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