Books for Pesticide Certification

The material on this page is provided as general information.
This program is managed by the B.C. Ministry of Environment.
For updated information, visit
www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/pesticides-pest-management/pesticide-use/pesticide-certification

Types of Certificates

There are many different certificates.  The one you need depends on the work you do.
Each certificate requires a different set of books.
For more information on the certification categories, visit the website of the
B.C. Ministry of Environment at
www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/pesticides-pest-management/pesticide-use/pesticide-certification/certificate-categories

Books for pesticide applicators
Books for pesticide dispensers
How to order new books

 

Books for pesticide applicators (persons applying pesticides)

Agriculture – general
  • Pesticide Applicator Course for Agricultural Producers
    (2005 edition, editions also accepted were printed in 2000,1992, 1991 and 1990)
  • Study Notes on the B.C. Crop Production Guides
    (2010 edition, the older editions are also accepted including 2008, 2007 and 2004)

 

 
Landscape – General

New package (introduced January 2012)

  • Applicator Core Manual (2011 edition)
  • Integrated Pest Management for Landscape Pests in British Columbia (2005 edition, 2000 edition is acceptable)
  • Supplementary Information for Landscape Certification
    (2011 edition, contains excerpts from the Handbook for pesticide applicators)
  
Industrial Vegetation and Noxious Weeds Control

New package (introduced January 2012)

  • Applicator Core Manual (2011 edition)
  • Supplementary Information for Industrial Vegetation and Noxious Weed Control
    (2011 edition, contains excerpts from the Handbook for pesticide applicators)

 

Forestry Certificates

Forest Seedling Nursery and Forest Seed Cone Orchard
Forestry Non-Broadcast
Forestry Management
New package (introduced 2014)
The new books apply to all forestry certificates: seedling nursery, seed orchard, general forestry and non-broadcast. Within the “Supplement” are instructions that indicate which parts need to be studied for each certificate.

  • Applicator Core Manual (2011 edition)
  • Supplement – Forestry Applicator Certification Manual (2013 edition)

 

Structural – General
  • Applicator Core Manual (2011 edition)
  • Integrated Pest Management Manual for Structural Pests in BC (2007 edition, editions also printed in 2000 and 1996)
  • Structural – General Integrated Pest Management Certification
    (with study outline and practice questions, 2007 edition, 2005 edition is also acceptable)

 

Books for Pesticide dispensers (persons selling pesticides)

 
Dispenser – Domestic pesticides (garden centres)
  • Handbook for Domestic Pesticides in British Columbia
    (2008 edition)

Dispenser – Commercial pesticides
  • Handbook for Pesticide Applicators and Dispensers (2005 edition)
  • Dispenser Certification for Commercial Pesticides
    (with study guide and practice examination, 2007 edition, 2005 edition is also acceptable)
  • Study Notes on the B.C. Crop Production Guides
    (2008 edition, older editions are still valid)

 

To order new books

Order study materials from the provincial Office Products Centre:
1-800-282-7955 or fax 250-952-4442

You must specify for which certificate category you require the books.

The Office Products Centre requires full payment before shipping the materials. Payment can be made by credit card when ordering by phone, or by cheque when mailing the order. Call the Centre for the total cost including tax and courier charge ($11 for courier).

Allow 1 week for delivery.

The order form is available on-line at the website of the B.C. Ministry of Environment at

www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/pesticides-and-pest-management/pesticide-use/forms/smorderform.pdf