Mon., Apr. 29 | College of the Rockies Cranbrook Campus

Pesticide Applicator Course

This multi-day training course has been created to ensure participants receive the necessary information to successfully obtain their pesticide applicators certificate as well as help become more employable in the field of invasive plant management.
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Pesticide Applicator Course

Time & Location

Apr. 29, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – May 02, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
College of the Rockies Cranbrook Campus, 2700 College Way, Cranbrook, BC V1C 5L7, Canada

About the event

This course will prepare participants to write the provincial examination for the "Pesticide Applicator Certificate – Industrial Vegetation and Noxious Weeds" and "General Landscaping." Participants will spend 3 days reviewing key material in the Ministry of Environments Industrial Vegetation and Noxious weed Pesticide Applicators CORE manual, including current noxious weed and herbicide legislation, impacts, safety, mixing herbicide, calibrating equipment, troubleshooting, pest management, and labeling. A large portion of time will be spent reviewing basic math principals and working through various calculations related to herbicide application. On the last day of the course, participants will have an open study session with the trainer prior to writing the exam.

This course offers a certificate for pesticide use on industrial land such as roadways (land not used for agriculture or landscape) and noxious weeds of rangeland, forest service roads.

Recommended Pre-Requisites

1. Assistant Pesticide Applicators Training - this free training is offered online by the Ministry of Environment. Successful training participant will be enabled to apply pesticides to treatment areas under the supervision of a certified pesticide applicator, safely transport pesticides to work sites, take pesticides in and out of storage, and ensure security of mobile, temporary and permanent pesticide storage facilities. Assistant applicators must re-take the training annually. Learn More About the Assistant Applicator Online Training.

2. A grade 8 or higher math competency is recommended. Check your local communities for math refresher courses.

Course Fees

Please note that course fees include GST, course manual fees do not.

Course Fee: $480 (includes Ministry of Environment Exam Fee: $90)

Course Manual: $90 (Industrial) + 55 (Landscape) (please purchase these prior to attending the course)

Course Manuals

Accepted Books for each certificate

Industrial vegetation and Noxious weeds:

· Applicator Core Manual (2011 edition)

· Supplementary Information for Industrial Vegetation and Noxious Weed Control (2011 edition, contains excerpts from the Handbook for pesticide applicators)


· Applicator Core Manual (2011 edition)

· Landscape Applicator Certification Manual (2017 edition)

Course Manuals must be purchased in advance of the course (pre-course studying is highly recommended).

Course manuals are $90 (plus GST) from Office Products Center at 1-800-282-7955.

You can also order course study materials from this website:

Allow about 1 week for delivery.

Books from previous classes can be re-used.


Cancellations for training sessions hosted by EKISC must be received in writing (via email) at least 10 business days in advance of the session start date in order to receive a full refund. If the cancellation request is submitted between 1 and 10 business days prior to a session, a partial refund (50% of the registration fee) will be provided. No refunds will be provided the day of, or after, the training session.

Cancellation requests may be submitted by phone or email. If you have any questions or concerns about our cancellation policy, please contact us at

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