Course Description

This course is an online, independent self-study course. Once registered, learners 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 approved as NS Environment course number T2002, worth a total of 6.0 points. The point breakdown by topic is as follows:

  • 1.5 points for Application Technology
  • 1.0 point for Environment
  • 1.0 point for Human Health & Safety
  • 1.0 point for Labeling
  • 1.5 points for Pest Management

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)


To acquire full points for the course, you must work through the course content in these areas and complete the respective quizzes with a grade of 70% or higher. CEP receipts will be issued when you have completed the course, including all quizzes. Participants MUST have a valid (current) pesticide applicator license in either agriculture or landscape to receive the 6.0 CEP points.

Recommended For

This course is for holders of valid agriculture and landscape pesticide applicator licenses in Nova Scotia.
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