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, or $280 if you bring your own textbooks. Full payment is required with registration.

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

To be notified about upcoming IPM courses, please register with the IPM Interest List at the link below:

IPM Interest List


Upcoming Integrated Pest Management Courses:

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

November 17 and 18 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Friday, November 19 from 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: The Gardens at HCP
Cost: $430 including textbooks and exam fee
(Textbooks cost $150 new )

To register, please click on the link below. You are not required to create an account, simply close the account creation prompt to proceed. An account will be automatically created for you upon registration.

Register for November 17, 18, 19 2021



*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 for groups 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 [email protected] for details!