Agriculture Pesticide Applicator Certificate

Determine which exam and study materials you need based on the agriculture certification you require.

Agriculture - General

Certification for managing pests associated with agricultural production of field, orchard, nursery and greenhouse crops, livestock and poultry. This category is for custom applicators, private growers or farm workers.

A different certificate is used for landscapers growing their own ornamentals (Landscape General).

For this certification, applicants can choose to write one of the following exams:

  • Applicator - Agriculture - Field or Orchard Crops (4 language options)
  • Applicator - Agriculture - Greenhouse, Mushroom, Livestock or Poultry Barn (4 language options)

Accepted Study Books

  • Pesticide Applicator Course for Agricultural Producers: the April 2005 printing is most recent, but the February 2000, December 1992, May 1991 and August 1990 editions can still be used for the certification exams. Just remember that the older editions still refer to the Pesticide Control Act – this has been updated to the Integrated Pest Management Act. Included with the manual is Doing It Right (video or DVD), storage sign, laundry poster and emergency telephone stickers.
  • Study Notes on the B.C. Crop Production Guides and Practice Exam: the February 2008 version is most recent; however the February 2007 version is also acceptable. Also includes notes to growers explaining that the Production Guides are no longer used.

Agriculture - Restricted to the Use of Strychnine Bait for Gopher Control

Certification restricted to managing gophers using strychnine bait.

Accepted Study Books

  • Strychnine Gopher Baits Pesticide Certification Guide: March 2007