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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.


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


Fee: $250 Additional costs: Manuals  
CRNStart DateLocation

Ongoing registration, July 2011 - June 2012
Register Now
Home Study (Print)
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Ongoing registration
Call 1-866-goSIAST (467-4278) Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package.
Homestudy (Print)

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Administration of Medications (PHAR 264)

You will focus on the administration of medications throughout the lifespan in the context of systems and patient safety. Your studies will include aspects of the metric system essential for the classification of medication dosages for adults and children. You will explore the principles concerning safe administration of medications and learn how to prepare and safely administer medications via the enteral, percutaneous and parenteral (subcutaneous, intramuscular and intradermal) routes.

You are required to attend a Weekend lab in Regina, dates TBA

Prerequisites: Practicum 1 (PRAC 162) and Introductory Pharmacology (PHAR 160) (concurrent) or Pharmacology (PHAR 201)


Fee: $585 Additional costs: Text(s) and print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-567January 27, 2014 - June 13, 2014
Registration deadline Jan 17
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Online

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. Applicants for the aerial license must hold a commercial pilot’s license and be insurable.

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

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years, commercial pilot’s license, insurable


Check back soon for course offering dates.

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).



Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Fee: $550, 24 hours (Kelsey, Wascana), $250 (print) Additional costs: Manuals
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: TBAJuly 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Ongoing registration
Call 1-866-goSIAST (467-4278) Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package.
Homestudy (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 from SIAST bookstores or by calling the bookstore processing centre at 1-866-569-8398.



Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Fee: $250 Additional costs: Manuals
CRNStart DateLocation
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Ongoing registration
Ongoing registraton
Call 1-866-goSIAST (467-4278) Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package.
Homestudy (Print)

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 from SIAST bookstores or by calling the bookstore processing centre at 1-866-569-8398.



Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Fee: $250 Additional costs: Manuals
CRNStart DateLocation
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Ongoing registration
Call 1-866-goSIAST (467-4278) Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package.
Homestudy (Print)

Forestry Pesticide Applicator

Forestry Pesticide Applicator course includes the ground application of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides in forest management operations. Training for this category is not offered in Saskatchewan. For information about acquiring a forestry applicator license, contact the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture at 306-787-4662.

Check back soon for course offering dates.

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 bookstores or by calling the bookstore processing centre at 1-866-569-8398.



Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Fee: $250 Additional costs: Manuals
CRNStart DateLocation

Ongoing registration, July 2012 - June 2013
Register Now
Home Study (Print)
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Ongoing registration
Call 1-866-goSIAST (467-4278) Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package.
Homestudy (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.

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Fee: $550, 24 hours (Kelsey, Wascana)
$250 (print)
Additional costs: Manuals
CRNStart DateLocation

Ongoing registration, July 2012 - June 2013
Register online, by mail or in Regina
Home Study (Print)
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Ongoing registration
Call 1-866-goSIAST (467-4278) Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package.
Homestudy (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


Fee: $250 Additional costs: Manuals
CRNStart DateLocation
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Ongoing registration
Call 1-866-goSIAST (467-4278) Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package.
Homestudy (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).



Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Fee: $250 Additional costs: Manuals
CRNStart DateLocation

Ongoing registration, July 2012 - June 2013
Register online, by mail or in Regina
Home Study (Print)
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Ongoing registration
Ongoing registration
Call 1-866-goSIAST (467-4278) Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package.
Homestudy (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


Fee: $250 Additional costs: Manuals
CRNStart DateLocation

Ongoing registration, July 2012 - June 2013
Register Now
Home Study (Print)
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Ongoing registration
Register Now
Homestudy (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-goSIAST Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Fee: $250 Additional costs: Manuals  
CRNStart DateLocation
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Ongoing registration
Call 1-866-goSIAST (467-4278) Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package
Homestudy (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-goSIAST Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Fee: $250 Additional costs: Manuals
CRNStart DateLocation

Ongoing registration, July 2011 - June 2012
Register online, by mail or in Regina
Home Study (Print)
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Ongoing registration
Call 1-866-goSIAST (467-4278) Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package
Homestudy (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-goSIAST Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Fee: $250 Additional costs: Manuals
CRNStart DateLocation
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Ongoing registration
Call 1-866-goSIAST (467-4278) Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package
Homestudy (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-goSIAST Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18 years


Fee: $250 Additional costs: Manuals
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: TBAJuly 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Ongoing registration
Call 1-866-goSIAST (467-4278) Ext 7473 to receive the Pesticide Registration Information Package
Homestudy (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.

Fee: Tuition fee: TBA, 21 hours
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: TBA
Dates TBA
Class dates will be scheduled if sufficient interest is shown (Mar-Apr 2014). Call 1-866-goSIAST (467-4278) Ext 7473 to place your name on the interest list
Register online, by mail or in Regina
Regina

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