Course Description

This course has been created to support independent study of the pesticide manuals provided by the Department of Environment, for those who are in need of a valid Nova Scotia pesticide applicator certificate for 2020.

This is a fully online course that you may complete at your own speed. To help ease the burden of COVID-19 on industry, registration for this course will be offered for free through to the end of June 2020.  

What You Will Learn

The course covers the following topics: 

  • An introduction to the use of pesticides and the certification process in Nova Scotia 
  • Sprayer calibration and agrochemical calculations 
  • Types of pests, including weeds, insects and diseases, and the pesticides that control them  
  • Pesticide safety and human health 
  • The environmental fates of pesticides 
  • Integrated pest management (IPM) 


Please note that this course DOES NOT include the Department of Environment's examination itself. More information about accessing the exam for 2020 can be found here: https://www.novascotia.ca/nse/pests/docs/Pesticide-exam-schedule.pdf

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