Integrated Pest Management


Companies or persons holding an Industrial Vegetation Exterminators licence may apply Class 9 pesticides on public works, as defined in the legislation, only under the direction of a person certified in Integrated Pest management (IPM).

IPM certification requirements are outlined in Ontario Regulation 63/09 made under the Pesticides Act.

Information on IPM certification for the public works exception has been posted on the Ontario Ministry of Environment’s website.

Certification Program

  • Annual Report and Maintaining IPM Certification
    • Ontario Regulation 63/09 made under the Pesticides Act requires that an annual report is prepared covering pesticide use in the calendar year. The report template is available here:  report template 
    • The details are found in section 25 of the Regulation 63/09.
  • Everything you need to maintain your IPM Certification can be found on-line at:   IPM Certified Applicators must obtain six (6) continuing education credits (CEC) per year, starting the year following successful completion of the IPM exam. You can view and manage your credits by logging into your account at as well.
  • How Event Organizers Can Obtain Certification
    • Everything you need to maintain get your event certified can be found online at .  Refer to Information for Event Organizers.