Write the Pesticide Certification Exam

Candidates can arrange to write the B.C. certification exams at:

  • Many government agent offices
  • Some colleges inside and outside B.C.

When you have obtained the study materials and are prepared to write the exam, follow the exam instructions.

Exam Instructions

Call 1-866-205-2102 (or 250 344-3406 in Golden) and register with Service BC over the phone using your VISA or MasterCard.

When you call you will need to provide your contact information, the pesticide examination category you wish to write and your credit card information. The fee for writing the examination is $90 and is non-refundable.

Your examination will be sent by e-mail to your chosen Service BC location (or another approved location). You should allow 2-3 business days before contacting the exam location to arrange writing the examination.

Out-of-province candidates can arrange to write the examination at a government or college office outside B.C. Generally at a location that is providing pesticide certification training. Candidates must contact that office and determine who will supervise (also referred to as invigilate) the examination. For more information on approved supervisors, please contact Service BC at 250 344-3406.

Once you have confirmed your examination supervisor, contact Service BC at 250 344-3406 and provide their name, telephone number, address and e-mail. Your examination will be e-mailed to the examination supervisor within 2-3 days after receiving your application. The examination fee is $90 and is non-refundable.

Note: All candidates are required to show valid government issued photo identification (e.g. driver's licence) before writing a certification examination.

Please make sure that you have obtained and studied the correct study kit for the certification category of the examination you wish to write. If your kit was not purchased within three months of writing the examination, you should check that your study kit is the most recent version. Study kits are obtained from:

Distribution Centre - Victoria
4234 Glanford Avenue
Victoria, B.C.
Telephone: 250-952-4460 in Victoria
Toll free, long distance (within BC): 1-800-282-7955

At present, all examinations are open book. Candidates are responsible for bringing all study kit materials and a non-programmable calculator to the exam location. All other electronic devices are prohibited. Time given to write an examination is between two and three hours, depending on the exam category.

Examination results will either be e-mailed or mailed to candidates. Please note that a three-week time period is normally required for marking examinations and issuing results. Do not call for results unless a period of more than three weeks has passed since the exam was written.

If an examination is not written within 60 days of being e-mailed to the examination supervisor, it will be returned to the Administrator, Pesticide Examinations, and the exam fee will be forfeited.

Examination Mark Results

Examination Mark Certificate
75% and above 5 year certificate
60% - 74% 1 year certificate
59% and below please try again