Municipal Affairs and Environment

Pesticide Safety Manuals

The basic knowledge requirements for pesticide application education in Canada consists of information covering the following topics:

  • General Information
  • Labelling
  • Regulations
  • Human Health
  • Safety
  • Environment
  • Emergency Response
  • Pest Management
  • Application Technology
  • Public Relations

The Applicator Core is the basic information all applicators need to know about applying pesticides safely and effectively. There are ten category specific modules that provide further information for applying pesticides in specific areas. The applicator core plus a specific module will provide full information on applying pesticides within a given area.

To obtain a license in pesticide application you must write a pesticide applicator exam. This exam consists of information found in the Applicator Core Manual as well as a manual for your specific category. Recommendations for manuals in the following categories are indicated below.

Safety Manual Categories

The Environmental Protection Act opens new window and the Pesticide Control Regulations opens new window are included in the Agriculture, Core and Landscape Manual. You are required to know and understand the provincial legislation regarding pesticide use in Newfoundland and Labrador. The pesticide applicator exam will include questions on this legislation. If copies of the Act and Regulations do not come with a manual, you may obtain copies from the Queens Printer 729-3649 or at the links below.

If you require further information please contact

Pesticides Control Section

Department of Environment and Climate Change
P.O. Box 8700
4th Floor, West Block
Confederation Building
St. John's, NL
A1B 4J6
Tel: (709) 729-2565

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