Certificates and Licences

Renew Certificate/Licence

Renewing Your Certificate/Licence

Licences and certificates are valid for five years from the date of issue. If you have not had your licence/certificate suspended or cancelled and has not expired, you can apply for a renewal.

Before your expiry date, you must:

  • Register to write your certificate/licence exam
  • Write and pass the exam (75% or greater)
  • Submit an application for renewal within 365 days of passing the exam and before your certificate/licence expiry date.

Although it is not required, it is highly recommended that you take the required courses again before writing the exam. Remember you have a maximum of 3 opportunities to pass the exam.

It is your responsibility to know the expiry date of your licence/certificate. We recommend that you begin the renewal process at least six months before your licence/certificate expires.

Renewing your Agricultural Operation Planning Certificate (AOPC)

AOP Certificates are valid for five years from the date of issue. If your certificate has not been suspended or cancelled, you can apply for a renewal.

Before your expiry date, you must:

  • Take the Regulations and Protocols course (either classroom-based or on-line course).
  • Submit an application for renewal within 365 days of completing the course and before your licence/certificate expiry date.

It is your responsibility to know the expiry date of your certificate. We recommend that you begin the renewal process at least six months before your certificate expires.

Expired Certificate/Licence

If your certificate/licence has expired you must reapply as a new applicant and meet all of the certificate/licence requirements.  If you have questions, contact us at 1-855-648-1444 or email: mmcdonal@uoguelph.ca.

Reviewed 04/27/2016

Contact

Business Development Centre
University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus
120 Main St. E
Ridgetown, ON N0P 2C0