Lawn and Garden Pesticide Dispenser Certification

All retail vendors selling Domestic Class (Schedule 3) pesticides must employ a certified Lawn and Garden Pesticide Dispenser. This requirement covers the majority of pesticide products formulated for outdoor residential lawn and garden use. Domestic class pesticides formulated for direct application on people and pets (repellents, flea and tick collars, pet shampoo) or for use inside homes are not regulated by vendor certification requirements.

The objective of Lawn and Garden Pesticide Dispenser certification program is to ensure that consumers have access to appropriate information regarding pest control, and that someone at each retail outlet has knowledge of pesticide sales regulations and safety requirements. Certificate holders will not be pest control experts, but they will be familiar with pesticides, pesticide safety, provincial regulations and provincial reference materials.

How does someone become a certified pesticide dispenser?

A Lawn and Garden Pesticide Dispenser Course is available year-round as a home study package from Olds College. An optional in-class tutorial is also available. For further information on both of these options, contact Olds College at:

Students will be advised as to exam times and locations closest to the student's preferred writing location. Upon successful completion of the exam, a certificate will automatically be issued to the student.

Important Note:
The Lawn and Garden Certification Program will not qualify dispensers selling Commercial or Restricted class pesticides.


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Updated: Dec 6, 2016