All nutrient management certificate and licence exams are offered monthly throughout the province.  The schedule of dates and locations is below. Please note registration for in person exams will close 15 Business days prior to the exam date.

Nutrient management exams:

  • Agricultural Operation Strategy or Plan Development Certificate (AOSPDC)
  • Broker Certificate
  • Non-Agriculture Source Material (NASM) Plan Development Certificate
  • Nutrient Application Technician Licence
  • Prescribed Materials Application Business (PMAB) Licence
    • successfully completing your PMAB Licence exam will allow you to apply for both the PMAB Licence and Technician Licence, if you so choose. 

Exam Fee:


We offer online exams for individuals requiring Technician, PMAB and Broker certification. Online exams are also available to those renewing their AOSPD or NASM PD certification. All Individuals writing online exams require their own email to be confirmed at time of registration. Online exam registrations close the Thursday prior to the exam date. Please call 1-855-648-1444 to register for one of the online exams listed below

Online Exam schedule.

Exam Name Date Time
Any Exam March 1, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Any Exam March 8, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. FULL
Any Exam March 22, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Any Exam April 5, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Any Exam April 19, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Exam Schedule (In-person)

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Register for exam:

Registration deadline is 15 business days prior to the in person exam date.


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exam registration form

Mitton House

University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus

Attn: Mary Marg McDonald

120 Main St. East


exam registration form

(if paying with Visa or MasterCard)

Exam Policy

  • You must attempt your licence/certification exam within two years of taking the prerequisite courses. The exam can be scheduled at any time during the two year period
  • A passing grade on all exams is 75% or greater. If you do not achieve a passing grade, you will not be able to apply for a certificate and/or licence.


You are allowed a total of three attempts to complete the exam successfully. 

You must complete these attempts within two years of the date you completed the regulatory course.  You can schedule your second exam attempt at any time after your first attempt. If you fail the second time you write the exam, you must wait three months before you write the third (last) time, to allow time for you to improve your knowledge of the subject matter.  If you fail the third time you attempt the exam, you will need to start the certification process again.

Reviewed 02/22/2023


Business Development Centre
University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus
120 Main St. E
Ridgetown, ON N0P 2C0
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This Project is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs