Ministry of Environment

Integrated Pest Management

Pesticide Certification Information

Pesticide certification for dispensers and applicators must be in the appropriate category (see category descriptions). There is a separate study kit and exam for each category.

Candidates with Certification from Other Canadian Provinces

A certification candidate who holds a valid pesticide certificate from another Canadian province may choose to write an exam on the B.C. Integrated Pest Management Act (IPM Act) and Regulation. Links to the IPM Act and Regulation and summaries of them can be found on the IPM home page. If a score of at least 75% is obtained on the examination, a B.C. certificate will be issued in the category equivalent to the category of certification from the other province. The B.C. certificate will be valid until five years from the date the out-of-province certificate was issued.

Pesticide Certification Trainers in B.C.

Pesticide applicator and dispenser training can be obtained through self study materials and/or courses offered by independent trainers. The pesticide trainers table provides information supplied by individual trainers. it can be sorted by trainer name, course type and region.

Online Training for Pesticide Applicators

The Canadian Pesticide Applicators' Core Training course is an online course developed by OpenSchool BC to help pesticide applicators learn the basic information all applicators should know.
The course is based on the Canadian Pesticide Education Program Applicator Core Manual. The Applicator Core Manual is an essential part of the study material for the following certification exams:

  • Industrial Vegetation and Noxious Weed
  • Landscape (lawns, gardens, ornamental trees)
  • Structural (pests in buildings)
  • Wood Preservation

Click here to find out more about this course and to register for the course.