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 four-day session:
Day 1: 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.
The ISCBC would like to thank the First Nation groups that have partnered with us to deliver a total of 6 sessions across BC. The funding available for these sessions has now been allocated.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
We are currently offering the following scheduled sessions:
- Surrey - Jan 9 - 12, 2017 (COMPLETED)
- Chase - Jan 30 - Feb 2, 2017 (COMPLETED)
- Keremeos - February 25 - 28, 2017 (registration closes February 17th, 2017)
- Smithers - Mar 7 - 10, 2017 (registration closes February 28th, 2017)
- Williams Lake- March 13-16, 2017 (registration closes March 6th, 2017)
- Cranbrook- March 27-30, 2017 (FULL)
The course registration fee includes study manuals, lunches, refreshments daily and taxes. There is an option to register to sit the exam (and pay the exam fee).
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To register for one of the scheduled sessions, please complete the registration form below. Space is limited to 20 people/session so register as soon as possible to secure a space!