Commercial Dispenser Certification Program

Program Structure

The Commercial Pesticide Dispenser Certificate Program is a collaborative effort between Lakeland College and Alberta Environment and Parks. It consists of:

  • Homestudy Material
    • available year-round
    • required 30-40 hours dedicated study time
  • Classroom tutorials (optional)
    • 2 days in length
    • uses the homestudy materials as the required text
    • available from various colleges throughout Alberta
  • Certification exam
    • 2.0 hours in length
    • closed book
    • register to write the certification exam by contacting Lakeland College

Commercial Pesticide Dispenser Exams

Commercial Pesticide Dispenser Certification exams are based on the Standard for Pesticide Education, Training and Certification in Canada. To arrange to write the certification exam call Lakeland College at:

  • Tel: 1 866 853-8646

Exams are primarily written through an electronic exam delivery format accessible through a number of exam writing locations throughout Alberta. Paper-based exam writing sessions may also be set-up depending on demand. After fees have been paid, an exam candidate will be sent a password which they bring (along with photo-identification) to the pre-arranged exam writing centre. Immediately after writing the exam, candidates can receive their exam grade. They will also receive confirmation of their marks (and their Commercial Pesticide Dispenser Certificate if they have passed the exam) by mail from Lakeland College. A Commercial Pesticide Dispenser Certificate is valid for up to a five-year period. To renew the certificate, a dispenser must re-apply for a new certificate.

For further information on the Commercial Pesticide Dispenser Certificate Program, contact Lakeland College at:


Page Information

Updated: Feb 13, 2018