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Pesticide Applicator Certification

Classes of Applicator Certificates

The pesticide applicator certificate homestudy course consists of lesson material and study guides.  All classes of applicator certificates require knowledge of the material presented in the core lesson.  Homestudy material can be ordered by mailing in a completed homestudy order form or by calling 1 866 853 8646.

See the list below for the classes of applicator certification available.

Commercial Pesticide Dispenser see the Alberta Environment website for information.  To order the manual see homestudy order form above.

 

Aerial
This class includes the use of pesticides applied by aircraft. (core plus RPPL USB, National Aerial Manual)
Agriculture
This class includes the use of pesticides by ground application for livestock and agricultural crops. (Package includes core plus RPPL USB, 201, 202, 203, 300, 401, 501, 503)
Aquatic Vegetation
This class includes the use of pesticides by ground application for the control of aquatic weeds in water bodies including: still or flowing water or in areas left exposed during periods of low water, lakes, rivers, irrigation canals, ditches and dugouts. (Package includes core plus RPPL USB, 202, 301, 701)
Biting Fly (Mosquito)
This class includes the use of insecticides by ground application, to control mosquito or biting fly larvae or adults. (Package includes core plus RPPL USB + Biting Fly manual)
Forestry
This class includes the use of pesticides by ground application in forest management operations or silviculture, forest seed orchards, outdoor nurseries and plantations. (Package includes core plus RPPL USB, 201, 202, 203, 300, 401, 504)
Fumigation
This class includes the use of all fumigants within enclosed structures or under vapor proof barriers.  This class also includes fumigation in grain bins and elevators, buildings, rail cars, trucks and closed vaults. NOTE: Persons wanting to obtain a Fumigation certificate must have held a Structural applicator certificate for at least 2 years.  (Package includes core plus RPPL USB, 703)

Fumigation for Stored Agricultural Product Fumigation.  This is a subset of the full fumigation certificate and only authorizes the use of fumigants to control stored agricultural product pests in grain bins, elevators, rail cars and trucks.  Persons wanting to obtain this restricted certificate are not required to hold a Structural applicator certificate as a pre-requisite.  (Package includes core RPPL USB, 801)
Greenhouse
This class includes the use of pesticides in greenhouses and mushroom houses during the storage, display or production of agricultural crops including vegetables, ornamentals, mushrooms and forest tree seedlings. (Package includes core plus RPPL USB, 201, 203, 303, 601, 602)
Industrial
This class includes the use of pesticides by ground application for controlling weeds and brush on industrial areas including roadsides, power lines, pipelines, rights of way, easements, railways, petroleum well sites and equipment yards. This class also includes herbicide applications to parking lots and landscaped areas surrounding industrial facilities for the control of designated noxious and restricted weeds. (Package includes core plus RPPL USB,  202, 300, 401, 402)
Landscape
This class includes the use of pesticides (other than fumigants) by ground application for the maintenance of ornamental trees, shrubs, flowers and turf on outdoor residential, commercial (e.g., golf courses and cemeteries) and public land. This class includes herbicide applications to parking lots and roads for control of designated noxious or restricted weeds within urban areas, but does not include herbicide applications for brush control.
(Package includes core plus RPPL USB, 201, 202, 203, 300, 401, 502)
Structural
This class includes the use of pesticides for the prevention or control of pests that impact a structure or its inhabitants.  (Package includes core plus RPPL USB and Structural manual)
Special: Exterior Rodent Control
This class includes the use or application of pesticides for the control of rodents in outdoor settings including control in pastures, turf, roadsides, in-crop and non-cropland ares.  (Package includes core plus RPPL USB and Lesson 505)
Special: Interior Plantscapes
This class includes the use or application of pesticides on plants which are inside buildings.  This includes atriums, plant groupings, and individual plant applications. (Package includes core plus RPPL USB, 201, 203, 603)
Special: Roots in Pipes
This class includes the use or application of pesticides for the control of tree roots in residential and commercial sewer pipes. (Package includes core plus RPPL USB and Lesson 804)
Special: Seed Protectant
This class includes the use or application of pesticides in the treatment of all types of seed with a pesticide registered for seed protection from diseases and insects during or shortly after the seed germinates. (Package includes core plus RPPL USB, 203, 802)
Special: Fish & Aquatic Invertebrate Control
This class includes the use pesticides purposely applied to waters to eliminate fish species in storm water ponds or any open body of water for fishery management. 
(Package includes core plus RPPL USB, and Fish & Aquatic Invertebrate Control manual)
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