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Pesticide Applicator and Dispenser Training Courses

The Saskatchewan Pesticide Education Program fulfills the legislated requirements for licensing commercial pesticide applicators/dispensers in Saskatchewan. It also meets the national standard for pesticide applicator training so holders of Saskatchewan applicator licenses can usually obtain a license in another province.


Course content includes safety and personal protection, legislation relating to pest control, pests and their control, interpretation of pesticide labels and calculations related to pest control procedures.


Commercial Seed Treatment Pesticide Applicator (PEST 175)

You will learn how to use seed treatment products in commercial seed treatment operations (e.g., seed cleaning plants and commercial seed treatment plants). Course manuals are available for online purchase fromSIAST bookstores or by calling the bookstore processing centre at 1-866-569-8398.

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Additional costs: Manuals, contact Bookstore Processing Centre 1-866-569-8398
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Ongoing
$260.00Home Study (Print)

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Aerial Pesticide Applicator (PEST 166)

You will study the application of pest control products to forest land, rights of way, water bodies, agricultural and non-agricultural lands.

Call 1-866-467-4278 ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package.
Pesticide manuals can be purchased from the Bookstore Processing Centre, call 1-866-569-8398.

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Additional costs: Manuals
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: TBAJuly 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Ongoing
$260.00Home Study (Print)

Agriculture Pesticide Applicator (PEST 167)

Your studies will focus on pest control products as part of primary agricultural production for the control of weeds, insects and diseases. Course content includes on-farm seed treatment, rodent control and weed control in farm ponds, dugouts and shelterbelts (e.g., custom applicators spraying crops).

Call 1-866-467-4278 ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package.

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


24 hours (Kelsey, Wascana)
Additional costs: Manuals (print), contact Bookstore Processing Centre 1-866-569-8398
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: TBAJuly 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Ongoing
$550.00Home Study (Print)

Aquatic Vegetation Pesticide Applicator (PEST 168)

You will study the application of herbicides for vegetation control in standing or running water, or areas left exposed during periods of low water (e.g., weed control in irrigation canals). Course manuals are available for online purchase fromSIAST bookstores or by calling the bookstore processing centre at 1-866-569-8398.

Call 1-866-467-4278 ext 7473 to receive the Home Study Pesticide Registration Information Package.

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Additional costs: Manuals, contact Bookstore Processing Centre 1-866-569-8398
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: TBAJuly 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Ongoing
$260.00Home Study (Print)

Fumigation Pesticide Applicator (PEST 169)

You will learn how to use fumigants for soil fumigation or to control pests of stored products in buildings, grain bins and elevators, rail cars, trucks and containers (e.g., fumigation of flour mills or grain storage facilities). Course manuals can be purchased online from SIAST bookstoresor by calling the bookstore processing centre at 1-866-569-8398.

Additional costs: Manuals, contact Bookstore Processing Centre 1-866-569-8398

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Additional costs: Manuals, contact Bookstore Processing Centre 1-866-569-8398
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
July 1, 2014 - July 1, 2015
Ongoing
$260.00Home Study (Print)

Greenhouse Pesticide Applicator (PEST 170)

This course focuses on how to use pest control products to control weeds, insects, diseases and other pests in or immediately around greenhouses during crop production, display or storage. Course content includes pest control on plants in occupied buildings.

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Additional costs: Manuals, contact Bookstore Processing Centre 1-866-569-8398
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Ongoing
$260.00Home Study (Print)

Industrial Vegetation Pesticide Applicator (PEST 171)

Your studies will focus on using herbicides for vegetation control in industrial areas, rights of way, parking lots, well sites and equipment yards.

Pesticide manuals can be purchased from the Bookstore Processing Centre, call 1-866-569-8398. Print Tuition fee: $260, additional costs, Manuals (print), contact Bookstore Processing Centre 1-866-569-8398

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


includes manuals, 24 hour classroom (at Kelsey or Wascana)
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Ongoing
$550.00Home Study (Print)

Landscape Pesticide Applicator (PEST 172)

You will learn how to use pest control to protect ornamental plants and turf on residential, commercial and public lands, in plant nurseries and for Dutch Elm Disease control (e.g., yard care service, park or golf course maintenance).

Pesticide manuals can be purchased from the Bookstore, call 1-866-569-8398.

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


includes Manuals, 24 hour classroom (at Kelsey) Print Tuition fee: $260, additional costs: Manuals, contact Bookstore Processing Centre 1-866-569-8398
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Ongoing
$550.00Home Study (Print)

Mosquito and Biting Fly Pesticide Applicator (PEST 173)

You will focus on using insecticides to control larvae and adult mosquitoes and other biting flies (e.g. Mosquito or black fly control programs).

Call 1-866-goSIAST(467-4278) Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Additional costs: Manuals, contact Bookstore Processing Centre 1-866-569-8398
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Ongoing
$260.00Home Study (Print)

On-Farm Fumigation Pesticide Applicator (PEST 176)

This course focuses on the use of fumigants on the farm. Farmers will learn how to use fumigants to control insects in stored grain as well as ground squirrels on their farms.

Call 1-866-goSIAST Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package.

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Additional costs: Manuals, contact Bookstore Processing Centre 1-866-569-8398
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Ongoing
$260.00Home Study (Print)

Parks Management (PEST 179)

You will learn how to use pesticides for controlling nuisance pests in national, provincial and regional parks including nuisance insects, rodents and weeds. This course is not intended for pest control in urban park locations (e.g., for federal, provincial and regional parks employees).

Call 1-866-467-4278 ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package.

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Additional costs: Manuals, contact Bookstore Processing Centre 1-866-569-8398
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: TBAJuly 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Ongoing
$260.00Home Study (Print)

Pesticide Dispenser (PEST 162)

This course fulfills the legislated requirements for dispenser certification in Saskatchewan. Dispenser certification prepares employees at retail outlets to safely handle and facilitate the sale of pest control products (e.g., staff at farm supply business).

Call 1-866-467-4278 ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package.

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Additional costs: Manuals, contact Bookstore Processing Centre 1-866-569-8398
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Ongoing
$260.00Home Study (Print)

Rat Control Pesticide Applicator (PEST 177)

You will learn how to use rodenticides as part of an integrated program for the control of rats and mice (e.g., municipal pest control officers).

Call 1-866-467-4278 ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package.

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Additional costs: Manuals, contact Bookstore Processing Centre 1-866-569-8398
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
July 1, 2014 - July 1, 2015
Ongoing
$260.00Home Study (Print)

Structural Pesticide Applicator (PEST 174)

You will learn how to control pests in and around structures such as homes, businesses, public buildings and storage facilities. Course content includes rodent control on public and private land (e.g., commercial and municipal pest control officers).

Call 1-866-467-4278 ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package.

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Additional costs: Manuals, contact Bookstore Processing Centre 1-866-569-8398
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Ongoing
$260.00Home Study (Print)

Tree Pruning (PEST 165)

You will gain the basic skills and knowledge needed to understand how pruning affects the development and survival of trees. You will also learn how pruning is used for disease prevention. The course consists of classroom instruction and practical application of the principles of tree pruning. You will practice pruning under an instructor’s guidance. Homeowners, landscapers and tree pruners (commercial and municipal) will benefit from this course. It meets requirements for elm tree pruners in Saskatchewan under Dutch Elm Disease regulations.

Call 1-866-goSIAST (467-4278) EXT 7473 to place your name on the interest list.

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