Pesticide Applicator Course (April 19-22, 2021)- registration is now closed

This online course will prepare you to successfully obtain your provincial Industrial Vegetation and Noxious Weed  Pesticide Applicator Certification and includes an in-person exam on the final day. Course instruction will be a combination of online self-study and online Zoom instruction with a trainer.

Participants will learn:

  • Local, provincial and federal legislation that govern pesticide use in BC
  • Identification and management of priority invasive plant species in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley
  • How pesticides are registered, classified and labeled for use in Canada
  • Principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • How to minimize environmental and human health risks when selecting and applying pesticides
  • Application technology and how to calculate pesticide application rates
  • Emergency response



9:30am -12:30pm

1:00pm – 4:30pm

April 19

Supplemental Training (Zoom- instructor led)

Core Training (Open School BC Online Training- self guided)

April 20

Supplemental Training (Zoom- instructor led)

Core Training (Open School BC Online Training- self guided)

April 21

Supplemental Training (Zoom- instructor led)

Core Training (Open School BC Online Training- self guided)

April 22


Exam (1:00pm to 4:00pm)- Kamloops location TBD


An in-person exam is offered on the afternoon of April 22nd in Kamloops, location TBD. Examinees must adhere to public health and venue COVID-19 protocols during the exam (physical distancing, masks, etc.). Host reserves the right to make other arrangements for the exam if on April 22nd an in-person exam is not permitted under public health orders. Government issued photo ID is required (such as driver’s license, BC ID card, or passport). Exam results will be mailed to candidates within about 2 weeks. A 1-year certificate is awarded for 60-74% on the exam and a 5-year certificate is awarded for 75% and above. Certificate is only valid in BC; please check other jurisdictions for equivalent credential.

Course Fee:

Cost is $375/person (includes online instruction, Open School BC Training, course books, exam and taxes). Cost will NOT be reduced if you already have the course books. Full payment to the Thompson-Nicola Regional District is  due upon registration to hold spot. Cancellations with full refund accepted until April 5th. Host reserves the right to cancel the course at any time (with full refund).

Payment Options:

  1. Cash/Debit– in person at the TNRD office (#300-465 Victoria Street, Kamloops)
  2. Cheque– make payable to the Thompson Nicola Regional District and drop of or mail to: Finance Department, #300-465 Victoria Street, Kamloops BC, V2C 2A9
  3. Online Banking-  Set payee as “Thompson Nicola Regional District – Invoicing”. NOTE for CIBC clients,  set the payee as “Thompson Nicola Regional District – Utilities” and enter the following 13 digit account number: 2222222222222

          Note- The TNRD does NOT accept credit card payments or e-transfers at this time.


Registration deadline was April 5th. Registration is now closed. 


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