Welcome to the Pesticide Industry Council website

The Pesticide Industry Council has worked with the Ontario Ministry of Environment to meet the new requirements of the Pesticide Act (Ontario Regulation 914).

Under the new regulation, anyone who applies pesticide must be either Licensed or have Technician Status. Now all unlicensed assistants working with licensed exterminators must complete a basic pesticide safety course in order to legally apply pesticides.

The Pesticide Technician Program meets the new requirements.

The PTP is a basic 2 part safety program that incorporates both a practical and an academic component in the training requirements.

The Pesticide Industry Council was formed on behalf of the pesticide industry by the Landscape Ontario Lawn Care Commodity Group to administer the Pesticide Technician Program.

Landscape Ontario is the administrator of the Pesticide Technician Program on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Environment.