Broker Certificate

Broker Certificate

A Broker Certificate is required if you:

  • Receive ASM from an agricultural operation which requires an NMS, and/or deliver ASM to an agricultural operation which requires a NMP or a NASM plan and
  • Are not the owner or operator of the operation that generates or receives the materials.

A Broker Certificate is not required for hauling/transporting or storing non-agricultural source materials (NASM).

PDF Icon Broker Certificate Information Summary Sheet

Certificates are valid for 5 years from date of issue.

Authorized Agents

Every business or corporation which conducts brokering activities must designate at least one Broker Certificate holder to be its Authorized Agent.

If you agree to act as the authorized agent for your company, you must have ongoing and regular involvement in the operational aspects of the company's broking operation. 

More information on Authorized Agent.

Requirements for Certification:

1.  Take the Required Courses

Broker Certificate Course

2.  Pass an Exam

You are required to successfully complete the Broker certificate exam.  A passing grade is 75% or greater.

This exam covers materials taught in the course as well as the skills and knowledge outlined in the Broker Certificate Core Competencies.

Exam Schedule

You will have three opportunities to pass the exam. If you fail the second time you write the exam, you must wait three months before you write again, to allow time for you to improve your knowledge of the subject matter.

3.  Apply for Certificate

After you fulfill the requirements, submit a completed application to the address indicated on the form. You must submit your application within one year of successful completion of the exam.  If you fail to do so, you must retake the exam.  If you are taking the exam to renew your valid certification, you must submit your application prior to the certificate expiry date.

PDF Icon Application for Broker Certificate

Certificates are valid for 5 years from date of issue.

Reviewed 10/26/2023


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This Project is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs