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Nova Scotia Environment

Pesticide (Commercial Or Restricted) Certificate

Who Needs This Certificate?

Anyone who wants to use or sell commercial class pesticides, or restricted class pesticides. A business either selling commercial or restricted class pesticides, or selling a service of applying these pesticides must also be certified as a Business Operator.

Note: A certificate is not required for homeowners applying domestic class pesticides on their own property.

Issuing Department / Agency:

Nova Scotia Environment

Where can you get this Certificate and / or further information?

Any Regional or District Office of Environment

OR

Head Office
Nova Scotia Environment

Phone:  902-424-3600
Fax:  902-424-0501

Office Location:
Barrington Tower
1894 Barrington St.
Suite 1800
Halifax, NS

Mailing Address:
PO Box 442
Halifax, NS B3J 2P8
Application Forms & Process:

You can download a copy of this application form or you can get one from any Regional or District Office of the Department

An exam, conducted by an outside agency, recognized  by the Department,  is required before completing the application. (An exam is not required for a Business Operator Certificate.)

When the application is completed, it is submitted to the Department, along with the appropriate fee.

If all requirements are met and the application is approved, the certificate will be sent to the applicant by mail.

Waiting Period:

A maximum of 60 days, provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received.

Expiry & Renewal:

The certificate is valid for 5.  It can be renewed.  Note:  It is the responsibility of the permit holder to contact the Department before it expires; NO NOTICE of renewal will be sent out by the Department.

Business Operator Certificates are valid for 1 year.

Price: (No tax is charged)

Initial Application  $64.40
Renewal:  $64.40

Business Operator Certificate: $32.05

Please make cheque or money order payable to the Minister of Finance.

Related Requirements:

None

Additional Information:

A certificate is not required for homeowners applying domestic class pesticides on their own property.

A certificate is not required for selling or applying domestic class pesticides.

Legislative Authority:

Environment Act, Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1994-95, Chapter 1, Pesticide Regulations


Last Updated: January 2014

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