Course Description

This course is an online, independent self-study course. The course is open on an ongoing basis. Learners can register for the course anytime and will have access to the course for the two month period following the date of registration. Learners can work at their own pace.

This course has been created to support independent study of the pesticide manuals provided by Nova Scotia Environment, for those who are in need of valid Nova Scotia pesticide applicator certification. Please note that this course is intended to support those seeking agriculture or landscape class certification.

This is a fully online course that you may complete at your own speed. 

Course Outline

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 registering for the online exam can be found here: https://www.novascotia.ca/nse/pests/docs/Pesticide-exam-schedule.pdf
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Section Title
Online Pesticide Applicator Exam Preparation Course
Online - Asynchronous
Apr 01, 2021 to Mar 31, 2022
Total Learning Hours
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $150.00
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