Aerial Pesticide Applicator Certificate

Get certified to apply pesticides from helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft to manage mosquitoes, vegetation along rights-of-way and pests associated with agricultural or forestry production.

A different certificate is used for pilots that will only be applying granular bacterial pesticides for mosquitos by helicopter.

 

Which exam should I write?                         

Option 1) Write the Aerial exam

  • Get approved study materials from one of the institutions listed above
  • Read the required reading for B.C. exams listed above
  • Arrange to write the three-hour Aerial exam by contacting Service BC
  • The cost to write the exam is $90
  • Your exam mark will determine the term of your certificate:
    • 5 year (75% and above)
    • 1 year (60% - 74%)

Option 2) Write an approved out of province exam, then write the B.C. IPM Act and Regulation exam

  • Pass the aerial pesticide application examination administered by an out-of-province college listed above
  • Read the required reading for B.C. exams listed above
  • Arrange to write the one-hour IPM Act and Regulation – Forestry/Mosquito exam by contacting Service BC
  • The cost to write the exam is $90
  • You must receive at least 75% on the IPM Act and Regulation exam to be issued a B.C. aerial pesticide applicator certificate. Your B.C. certificate will be valid for five years from the date the out-of-province certificate was issued
 

How do I recertify?                                  

Option 1) Recertify by exam

  • Aerial pesticide applicator certificates can recertify by writing the Aerial exam
  • The cost to write the exam is $90

Option 2) Recertify by CECs

  • If you held a five-year certificate, you have the option of recertifying by collecting continuing education credits (CECs)
  • To be recertified using this process, you must get 20 CECs over five years
  • The cost to recertify by CECs is $25
  • Recertification credits for Aerial pesticide applicator certificates are managed by the following private industry association:

Integrated Vegetation Management Association of B.C.