There is a current shortage of certified pesticide applicators across the province. The Invasive Species Council of BC offers the required training to obtain Industrial Vegetation and Noxious Weed Applicator Certification. This training course has been created to ensure participants receive the necessary information to successfully obtain their pesticide applicators certificate as well as help them become more employable in the field of invasive plant management. Participants that attend this course will learn to properly and safely manage weeds on industrial land, roads, power lines, railways and pipeline right-of-ways including control of weeds designated as noxious on private or public land.
An experienced instructor will guide you through the three (or four) day session:
Day 1 (optional): Participants will be introduced to the world of invasive plants where they will learn the following: what invasive plants are, how they are spread, impacts, identification tips, priority species and integrated pest management techniques.
Days 2 & 3: Participants will be led through the Ministry of Environment’s CORE applicator material and spend time reviewing basic math and going through related math exercises. On day 2, the instructor will lead a short outdoor session on calibrating spray equipment.
Day 4: Participants will have an open study session in the morning with the trainer and write the exam (optional) in the afternoon.
If you are interested in attending a pesticide applicators certification training session, please consider registering for one of the sessions below OR if you are interested in hosting a private session for your group, please contact Coleen Hougen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Current Pesticide Applicator Certification Training Courses
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