Course Offerings

If you are looking for Exterminator information, please visit the Ontario Pesticide Certification and Training website.

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 for Grower Pesticide Safety Course certification that is 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 : 5-day GPSC or 10-day PVCC "non live" online course is available on specific dates throughout the year, see the list below. To see how this works, please watch the GPSC demonstration video or the PVCC demonstration video. The course is made of modules with assignments or quizzes. All modules are available on the first day. You can work at your own pace and on your schedule.  Please submit your answers to each module by 11 pm each day. You can work ahead if you like. Once an assignment or test is submitted, you no longer have access to make changes to your answers.  ***Your are required to create an Open-Ed account and multi-factor authentication. These must be set up at least 10 days before the course begins.  Important follow-up emails will give instructions so please check your inbox, spam ,or junk folders often. * If an OpenEd account is NOT made in in time, you will be removed from the course and will have to sign up for the next available date.***

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 Victoria-Haliburton.
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.