Integrated Pest Management Training Courses

We offer the BC Integrated Pest Management (IPM) course and exam several times throughout the year. This course provides information for those working in horticulture, forestry, and related fields to manage pests safely and in an environmentally-conscious manner, according to best practices and current legislation. In addition, this course also prepares students to write the provincial Pesticide Applicator Certificate exam.

The course is two full days, plus half a day for the exam. Cost is $430, which includes the textbooks and the exam fee. Note that you can sign up to only write the exam for a cost of $110. To register for an IPM course, please phone our office at 250-479-3210. Full payment is required with registration.

For any questions about the course or books, please email the college at [email protected] For more information about IPM training and certification in BC, visit this website HERE.

Upcoming Integrated Pest Management Courses:

*No courses currently scheduled. Please contact [email protected] to be added to an interest list. 

#1 Integrated Pest Management Course and Exam (Landscape General Category):


The Gardens at HCP
Cost: $430 including textbooks
(Textbooks cost $120 new or $60 used)

*The books have recently changed, and you MUST have the correct two books to take the course and write the exam. Please ensure you have the following books:

#1 – Canadian Pesticide Education Program Applicator Core Manual (2011)

#2 – Landscape Applicator Certification Manual (2017 Edition)

If you have any questions about the course or the books, please contact the college office.

Refund Policy: If you need to cancel your registration please notify PHC as soon as possible so the space can be offered to another participant. Note that cancellations less than 7 days prior to the course will not be eligible for a refund. However, PHC will offer a credit to the next available course. Cancellations less than 24 hours prior to the course will not be entitled to a refund or a credit. Participants who do not show up for the course and/or exam will also not be entitled to a refund or a credit.

We can also arrange custom courses within and outside of Victoria for the categories of Landscape General, Forestry General, Domestic Dispenser, Agricultural General, and Industrial Vegetation Management/Noxious Weeds. Please contact the college office for details!