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; and
  • 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:

  • be a certified applicator
  • have five years pesticide application experience
  • complete a "Train the Trainer" in-class training course.

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.

To register for both of the above courses, contact Lakeland College at:

  • Tel: 1 866 853-8646

For more information regarding the trainer program, contact Alberta Environment and Parks at:

  • Tel: 780 538-8054


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Updated: Feb 14, 2018