Pesticide Trainers

Individuals wanting to train Authorized Assistants and provide "core lesson" pesticide applicator tutorial training must become Pesticide Applicator Trainers. This requirement is in place to:

  • ensure consistent delivery of "core" pesticide assistant and applicator training
  • provide information directly to trainers (examination statistics, examination blueprints, what areas candidates are not mastering knowledge, exam and text review schedules, etc.)
  • provide trainers with background information to help them deliver training
  • foster an on-going working relationship between Alberta Environment and Parks and trainers to improve the training course.


To become a pesticide applicator trainer, an individual must:

One "Train the Trainer" course is usually offered during the winter of every year. After successful completion of this course, Lakeland College will issue an individual a Pesticide Applicator Trainer Certificate that will be valid for a 5 year period.

To renew a Trainer Certificate, an individual must attend a Trainer Recertification training session. These sessions are usually offered during the winter of every year.

Contact Lakeland College at 1-866-853-8646 to register for both of the above courses. For more information regarding the trainer program, contact Alberta Environment and Parks at 780-538-8054.


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Updated: Aug 18, 2015