Course Offerings

Fee Increase Effective November 1, 2022

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

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 full day 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 5 day "non live" online course, available at specific dates throughout the year. Available dates can be found in the table below. If you would like more information on how this works - please see our demonstration video of the online course. All modules become available to complete on day one- if you do have the time. You can work ahead - as each module closes on its assigned day at 11:00pm. Once a module day closes you will no longer have access to make changes to your answers. For example: you can complete the weeks work on the Monday- but if you login Wednesday to complete the previous days- Monday and Tuesday will be closed.  The online course also requires an OpenEd sign in that needs to be made at least 10 days before the course begins. You will receive an email shorty after registration with directions on how to do this. *If an OpenEd login is not made in time- a reschedule for the course will be required for the next possible date. Please be sure to read the email sent, after registration, to defer from any delay. 



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

All sign ups are received regardless of payment. A automated confirm email will immediately follow with an official payment receipt if a credit card payment is made.  If paying by cheque, they are payable to the 'University of Guelph' and mail to OPEP, University of Guelph, 120 Main Street East, Ridgetown, ON  N0P 2C0. For assistance with a credit card payment, please call our office during business hours. 

Sorry, there are no course scheduled at this time for Leeds.
Courses can only be listed under one county. Please check neighbouring counties for additional listings.
Dates are being confirmed and may not yet be posted. Please call OPEP at 1-800-652-8573 for information.