Individuals wanting to train Authorized Assistants and provide 'core lesson' pesticide applicator tutorial training must become Pesticide Applicator Trainers. This section includes the qualifying requirements to become a pesticide trainer.

The pesticide applicator training program is in place to:

  • ensure consistent delivery of 'core' pesticide assistant and applicator training
  • provide trainers with background information to enhance their delivery of the training
  • foster an ongoing relationship between trainers and the Alberta government to improve the training course and to provide trainers with new information
  • provide additional information to trainers, such as
    • examination statistics
    • examination blueprints
    • exam and text-review schedules
    • areas in which candidates are not mastering knowledge

How to become a trainer

To become a pesticide applicator trainer, you must:

  • be a certified applicator
  • have 5 years of pesticide application experience
  • complete a 'Train the Trainer' in-class course

For more information, go to Using pesticides - Applicator tutorials.

When courses are offered

One 'Train the Trainer' course is usually offered every winter. After successful completion of the course, Lakeland College will issue a Pesticide Applicator Trainer Certificate. This certificate is good for 5 years.

To renew a trainer certificate, a recertification session must be attended. These are also usually offered every winter.

To register for either of the above courses, contact Lakeland College.


Connect with Outreach Services:

Alberta Environment and Protected Areas
9th Floor, South Petroleum Plaza 9920 108 Street
Edmonton Alberta T5K 2G8

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free: 310-3773 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Outside Alberta: 780-944-0313
Toll free: 1-877-944-0313
Email: [email protected]

Lakeland College

Connect with Lakeland College for questions about pesticide applicator or dispenser certification:

Phone: 1-866-853-8646
Email: [email protected]

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