Pesticide Recertification

There are two ways to be recertified – by writing an exam or collecting continuing education credits.

Write an Exam

If you choose to write the exam, your final mark will determine how long your certificate is valid for. Certification is only given to candidates who score 60% or higher.

Exam Score

Length of Certification

60% - 74%

1 year*

75% or more

5 years

*Note: For reciprocity requests, most other provinces do not accept the one-year certificate.

Get Continuing Education Credits

In some areas, applicators can recertify by collecting continuing education credits. This is only allowed after an applicator has received a five-year certificate by writing the exam. To be recertified using this process, an applicator must obtain 20 continuing education credits over five years.

The following list of private industry associations manage these recertification credits:

Organization

Contact

Sectors Covered

BC Fruit Growers Association

Brenda Jorde
(250) 762-5226, ext. 21
Email

Agriculture
Integrated and Environmental Plant Management Association of Western Canada Paul Visentin
Email
Industrial Vegetation & Noxious Weed
Landscape
 
BC Wine Grape Council
Louise Corbeil
Email
 
Agriculture
Integrated Vegetation Management Association of British Columbia Peter Mohammed
Email

Aerial
Forestry
Industrial Vegetation & Noxious Weed
 
Lower Mainland Horticultural Improvement Association
Sandy Gordon
(604) 857-0318
Email
 
Agriculture
BC Structural Pest Management Association
Melanie Johnston
Email
 
Structural

 

Western Canada Turfgrass Association (also collects on behalf of the BC Landscape and Nursery Association)
 

Jerry Rousseau
Email

Landscape
Dispenser

BC Golf Superintendents Association
Ginny Tromp
(250) 749-6703
Email
 
Landscape
Dispenser

Certification From Other Provinces

A certification candidate who holds a valid pesticide certificate from another Canadian province can write an exam on the B.C. Integrated Pest Management Act (IPMA) and Integrated Pest Management Regulation (IPMR). 

Candidates with a score of at least 75% on the exam will receive a B.C. certificate that is equivalent to the category of certification from another province. The B.C. certificate will be valid until five years from the date the out-of-province certificate was issued.

For more information, please contact 1-866-205-2102 (within B.C.) or 250-354-6585 (in Nelson or outside of B.C.).