Canadian Pesticides Applicator Core Training


This course is designed to help individuals qualify as a pesticide applicator or dispenser by preparing for the Canadian Pesticide Applicator Certification exam. Completion of this course does not certify pesticide applicators or dispensers.

Information is based on the Canadian Pesticide Education Program Applicator Core Manual (2011 edition). Study topics include:

  • Overview of the pesticide industry
  • Names, groups and formulations of pesticides
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Labelling
  • Legislation
  • Protecting human health
  • Environmental impacts
  • Protective equipment
  • Working safely
  • Emergency response
  • Application technology

Learners who complete the course will be able to:

  • Understand the core knowledge requirements for pesticide application.
  • Know the required elements for a complete integrated pest management plan.
  • Be able to refer to the legislation and regulations for pesticide use and handling.
  • Understand the elements of application equipment and technology.
  • Be able to calculate the amount of pesticide needed for an application.
  • Understand how to apply pesticides safely.
  • Be able to protect human health and the environment when using pesticides.
  • Plan emergency response, and be able to respond to the most common pesticide emergencies.

Find out more about training requirements in B.C.

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