Pesticides play a very important role in modern agriculture. When applied properly they provide numerous benefits, however if used incorrectly or irresponsibly they can pose serious risks to the environment and human health. The Farmer Pesticide Certificate course was created to educate farmers on proper pesticide application techniques. This course is mandatory for farmers who wish to use restricted pesticides that require certification.
The modules and study materials are available from the Alberta Agriculture Website. The exam has to be written under the supervision of an approved member of the Agricultural Services staff.