All Alberta sales outlets selling Domestic Class Lawn and Garden Pesticides must employ a Certified Pesticide Dispenser. Lawn and Garden Pesticide Dispenser Certification ensures that consumers have access to correct information regarding pest control and that someone at each retail outlet has knowledge of pesticide sales regulations and safety requirements. Certificate holders will not be pest control experts, but will be familiar with pesticides, pesticide safety, provincial regulations and provincial reference materials.
Starting JANUARY 2016, Lawn and Garden Pesticide Dispensers holding a certificate issued prior to JANUARY 2012 will be required to re-certify. Certifications are valid for five (5) calendar years dated on the applicant's birthday.
The Lawn and Garden Certification Program will not qualify dispensers selling Commercial or Restricted class pesticides.
There are two ways to get your certification. We offer a home study course, or custom on-site training.
The Lawn and Garden Pesticide Dispenser Homestudy Course is available at any time throughout the year allowing you to study the course at a time convenient to you in the comfort of your home and to write the certification exam at a location close to home. Registrants have up to one year from the date of registration to complete the exam.
Custom and On-site Tutorial
This one-day tutorial is designed to augment the Lawn and Garden Pesticide Dispenser Homestudy course and assist participants as they prepare to write the exam. The certification exam is written at the end of the tutorial.
It is strongly recommended that you review the Lawn and Garden Pesticide Dispenser Manual prior to attending the tutorial. The manual will be mailed to individuals registering a minimum of two weeks prior to the tutorial. Bring the Manual with you to the tutorial. For registrations received less than two weeks prior to the course, the Lawn and Garden Pesticide Dispenser Manual will be given out at the tutorial.
Let Olds College bring the Lawn and Garden Pesticide Dispenser Tutorial to you. If you have a group of employees in your company or your community requiring Lawn and Garden Pesticide Dispenser Certification, call about on-site custom training.
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