Green Certificate Program

This industry driven training program takes an apprenticeship-style to teaching agricultural skills.

Important dates

There is no deadline for applications. High-school students may register throughout the year.

2023-2024 Regional Certification Testing Dates and Locations


The Green Certificate Program provides trainees with opportunities to enter a variety of agriculture-related, structured learning pathways as a part of their senior high school program and to earn up to 16 Grade 12 diploma credits and a credential that could lead to a career in agriculture or agri-business.

Students learn on the worksite, under the direction of experienced farm personnel and under the supervision and administration of their high school’s Off-Campus Education Coordinator and their Green Certificate Regional Coordinator. The Green Certificate Program oversees all aspects of program delivery.

Areas of specialization

Trainees select one of the specializations and, under the guidance of their trainer, work towards mastering all skills within their training program:


High school students should contact their school's off-campus education coordinator or career councillor directly to indicate their interest in taking the Green Certificate Program. Participants must be at least 15 years of age and in at least Grade 10 to apply.

If you are in 4-H, you may want to inform your leader that you are enrolled in Green Certificate so they can register you for the Green Certificate 4-H Project in the fall.

Regional coordinators

Off-Campus Education Coordinators or those interested in becoming a trainee, trainer or tester can contact their Green Certificate regional coordinator.

Region 1 – South – Lethbridge College

Marina Grant
3000 College Dr. S.
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 1L6
Phone: 403-634-6308
Email: [email protected]

Region 2 – Central – Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

Kelsey Jorgenson
4500 50 Street
Olds, Alberta T4H 1W7
Phone: 403-507-0434
Email: [email protected]

Region 3 – North East – Lakeland College

Jessi Selte
5707 College Dr.
Vermilion, Alberta T9X 1K5
Phone: 780-581-4689
Email: [email protected]

Region 4 – North West – Lakeland College

Jennifer Stoby
Box 225
Busby, Alberta T0G 0H0
Cell: 780-940-3563
Email: [email protected]

Region 5 – Peace Region – Northwestern Polytechnic

Amber Moskalyk
Box 3000
Fairview, Alberta T0H 1L0
Phone: 780-835-6771
Email: [email protected]