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Non Professional Pesticide Distributor Course

Using Garden Plant Protection Products Safely (ROI)

The Horticultural Trade Association (HTA) and IASIS have developed an online course for Distributors of Non Professional/Amateur Plant Protection Products. This course will assist staff in providing good quality service to customers and ensure that businesses comply with the S.I. No 155 of 2012, European Communities (Sustainable Use of Pesticides) Regulations. The online training takes approximately 1 hour to complete and provides necessary training for Garden/Non Professional/Amateur pesticides on the safe use, storage and disposal. This IASIS online course has been approved by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM). S.I. No 155 of 2012 requires Retailers of Garden/Non Professional/Amateur pesticides to have sufficient numbers of staff trained by 26 November 2015 such that a person trained as a distributor is available on-site during opening hours.

Why take this course?

To ensure your business is legislatively compliant. Please check legislative requirements (See legislation section). To increase your knowledge of garden care pesticides. Explain the technical lingo – e.g. selective/non-selective, residual, warning symbols etc; Understand safe use considering wildlife and the environment, people and pets; Safe storage & safe disposal; Provide good quality advice to your customers.


How the course works

Entirely online; approx. 1 hour of learning, an assessment and download of a personalised certificate on successfully passing the assessment.

How to register:

  • Click on 'Register Now”' button below to book yourself and/or members of your team onto the course.
  • Each staff member requires a unique email address
  • Please note: You are unable to swap names once you have registered your staff onto the course, so please make sure you have confirmed which staff will take the course.
  • To register additional staff, simply return to the site to complete the simple registration and payment process.
  • Once the application form is completed and registered, payment confirmed (receipt issued on confirmation), you will receive an email with your individual password linked to your email address. On successful completion of the assessment, your name will be forwarded to DAFM as having successfully completed the course. Also, each successful learner must also register with DAFM as a non-professional pesticide distributor. (
  • We recommend accessing the training via Internet Explorer version 9 or above or Google Chrome.

Price: €70.00 per learner

Complete the Application form. All fields* must be completed or submit will not function. On successful submission, you will be taken to “Buy Now” section, for completion of transaction. After 3-5 working days you will receive instructions via email, including password, in order to complete the online course and assessment. Any questions please contact Ann Williams on or (01) 491 6964.