There are three types of pesticide vendor licences in Ontario -- General, Limited and Treated Seed. A vendor licence is not required for a business that only sells Class D pesticides intended for household use (e.g. insect repellents) that are less than or equal to one kilogram or one litre.
General Vendor Licence
General Vendors may sell Class A, B, C or D pesticides. A business with a General Vendor Licence must have at least one full-time person on staff at the business outlet who is certified.
A Certified Vendor, referred to as Outlet Representative in the legislation, must:
- be employed at the business outlet on a full-time basis;
- be at least 16 years of age; and
- have successfully completed the Pesticide Vendor Certification Course.
Once someone at your business is a Certified Vendor, you must apply to the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks for a General Vendor Licence for your business.
Limited Vendor Licence
Limited Vendors may sell Class D pesticides. You do NOT need to have a Certified Vendor on staff to apply for a Limited Vendor Licence.
Treated Seed Licence
Treated Seed Vendors may sell Class E pesticides. You do NOT need to have a Certified Vendor on staff to apply for a Treated Seed Vendor Licence.