CEC Tracking Program Question of the Month

The Continuing Education Credit (CEU) tracking program is designed to promote ongoing education toward pesticide certificate renewal and is encouraged by the Ministry of Environment who would rather see applicators engaged in ongoing education to stay current than writing a test every 5 years.

What are the requirements to obtain recertification?

A minimum of 20 CEC’s are required for PAC recertification. The 20 CEC’s must be taken during the 5 years prior to PAC expiration.  Only a maximum of 10 CEC’s can be taken in any one year.  Within the 20 CEC’s required for recertification, there must be some training on each of the following topics with minimum point requirements in each category of:  

• 3 CEC’s concerned with Integrated Pest Management;

• 3 CEC’s concerned with Safety and Environmental Protection, and;

• 3 CEC’s concerned with Application Technology.