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Press Release: Pesticide Safety Certification Fees Increasing November 1, 2022

RIDGETOWN, ON (October 13, 2022)

Ontario farmers and vendors who need to become certified in pesticide safety have paid the same certification fee since 2008. To maintain the sustainability of the Ontario Pesticide Education Program which offers certification courses, the OPEP Steering Committee has approved nominal fee increases. Effective November 1, 2022, the following fees will apply:

Grower Pesticide Safety Course: $135
Pesticide Vendor Certification Course: $235
On-Farm Instructor Course: $75
Farmer Assistant training: $30.

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Choose a certification option below.

  • Course: An instructor teaches a course that includes an open-book test. 
  • Course - Separate Exam: If the date-town in the list below states "course" "separate exam", this means that we are offering two options on that date:  1) a course that includes the test, or 2) a test only writing time, no instruction.  When registering, please indicate your choice.  
  • Refresh and Write: Refresh & Write courses are half a day where you study on your own and come prepared for a short review before writing the test.  Everyone is welcome, even a person certifying for the first time. 
  • Online: A course offered through website access with a login and password. Please see our demonstration video of the online course.

Sort the table to narrow your search by location ("online" or by county) and course type (Farmer = GPSC, Vendor = PVCC or On-Farm Instructor), then click "Update Display".
If your county/region is not listed, there are currently no offerings for your area. Select a neighbouring county/region.

Our in-person courses and test writing sessions have the following safety measures:
1) physical distancing of 2 m (6 ft)
2) bring your own food/refreshments
3) face masks are optional

If you have questions, call us at 1-800-652-8573.


Course
Date
Town
Sort
Start Time
Register With
GPSC
Thu, Feb 2 2023
Refresh and Write
Chatham (Oungah)
Exam
9:00 AM
OPEP
(800) 652-8573
Sign Up
GPSC
Thu, Feb 2 2023
Refresh and Write
Chatham (Oungah)
Exam
1:00 PM
OPEP
(800) 652-8573
Sign Up
GPSC
Sat, Feb 4 2023
Refresh and Write
Ridgetown
Exam
9:00 AM
OPEP
(800) 652-8573
Sign Up
GPSC
Sat, Feb 4 2023
Refresh and Write
Ridgetown
Exam
1:00 PM
OPEP
(800) 652-8573
Sign Up
GPSC
Tue, Feb 7 2023
Refresh and Write
Chatham
Exam
9:00 AM
AGRIS Co-op
(519) 352-0230
Sign Up (CODE REQUIRED)
GPSC
Tue, Feb 7 2023
Refresh and Write
Chatham
Exam
1:00 PM
AGRIS Co-op
(519) 352-0230
Sign Up (CODE REQUIRED)
GPSC
Wed, Feb 8 2023
Refresh and Write
Eberts (Chatham)
Exam
9:00 AM
Southwest Agromart - Eberts
(519) 352-2651
Sign Up (CODE REQUIRED)
GPSC
Wed, Feb 22 2023
Refresh and Write
Pain Court
Exam
9:00 AM
Sylvite-PRIDE Seeds
(519) 354-5900
GPSC
Wed, Feb 22 2023
Refresh and Write
Pain Court
Exam
1:00 PM
Sylvite-PRIDE Seeds
(519) 354-5900
PVCC
Tue, Feb 28 2023
Ridgetown
Course
Separate Exam
9:00 AM
1:00 PM
OPEP
(800) 652-8573
Sign Up
GPSC
Tue, Mar 7 2023
Refresh and Write
Chatham
Exam
9:00 AM
AGRIS Co-op
(519) 352-0230
Sign Up (CODE REQUIRED)
GPSC
Tue, Mar 7 2023
Refresh and Write
Chatham
Exam
1:00 PM
AGRIS Co-op
(519) 352-0230
Sign Up (CODE REQUIRED)
GPSC
Wed, Mar 8 2023
Refresh and Write
Blenheim
Exam
9:00 AM
Sylivite - Blenheim
(519) 676-5446
Sign Up (CODE REQUIRED)
GPSC
Wed, Mar 8 2023
Refresh and Write
Blenheim
Exam
1:00 PM
Sylivite - Blenheim
(519) 676-5446
Sign Up (CODE REQUIRED)
PVCC
Tue, Mar 21 2023
Ridgetown
Course
Separate Exam
9:00 AM
1:00 PM
OPEP
(800) 652-8573
Sign Up
GPSC
Sat, Mar 25 2023
Refresh and Write
Tilbury
Exam
9:00 AM
OPEP
(800) 652-8573
Sign Up
GPSC
Wed, Mar 29 2023
Chatham (Oungah)
Course
Separate Exam
8:45 AM
3:00 PM
OPEP
(800) 652-8573
Sign Up
GPSC
Thu, Apr 6 2023
Ridgetown
Course
Separate Exam
8:45 AM
1:00 PM
OPEP
(800) 652-8573
Sign Up
GPSC
Sat, Apr 15 2023
Tilbury
Course
Separate Exam
8:45 AM
3:00 PM
OPEP
(800) 652-8573
Sign Up