Follow up courses

Holders of spraying certificates/permits must complete a follow-up course every four years in order to maintain the validity of the certificate/permit. The same applies to people who have in some other way obtained a right to operate spraying equipment.

The course involves seven hours and provides an update on the latest information on the subject. The courses are run by adult vocational training centres, agricultural colleges and forestry management colleges, etc. A significant subsidy exists for the courses.

The validity of your spraying certificate or permit is your responsibility. If you do not complete your follow-up course every four years you will lose the right to operate spraying equipment.

You will need to complete a follow-up course should you wish at a later date to regain your right to operate spraying equipment. Information on content and scope of training.

When are you due to take the follow-up course? 

Date of certificate/permit follow-up course Deadline for completing
Before 30 June 1995     before 1 July 2010
before 1 July 2010 before 1 July 2011
before 1 July 2011 before 1 July 2011


The Ministry of Education has an overview of course dates. See this on their website.