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Plant Protection Products Certificate of Expertise

According to the Plant Protection Products Ordinance 2011, when selling plant protection products, sufficient personnel must be available who are in possession of a certificate (plant protection products expert certificate) to provide customers with appropriate advice on the use of plant protection products, information on the risks to human health and the environment, and safety information for risk management on the products concerned.

Our courses

Plant protection products Certificate of competence Initial training

This e-learning course will provide you with the necessary expertise. After successful completion of the course, you will receive the certificate of expertise in the form of an ID card by mail.

 

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Plant Protection Products Certificate of Expertise Further Training

The plant protection product certificate of competence requires renewal after 6 years at the latest, which is linked to further training in accordance with the ordinance. In this online refresher course, we provide you with the corresponding professional training. After successful completion of the course, you will receive the certificate of expertise in the form of an ID card by mail.

Prerequisite: You have already received an ID card for the initial training from BAES.

If you have received your certificate from another authorized training institution, please book the Plant Protection Products Certificate of Competence Initial Training.

 

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Application for the card

First-time issuance of the ID card

You have successfully completed your initial certificate of competence training course not at AGES, but at another authorized training and further education institution (e.g. WIFI) and only need the ID card.

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Re-issuance of the ID card

You have lost your ID card from the Federal Office for Food Safety (BAES) and would like to have it issued again.

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You have successfully completed your certificate of competence further training course not at AGES, but at another authorized training and further training institution (e.g. WIFI) and only need the ID card.

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Which course is right for me?

For the use of plant protection products in Austria "Sachkunde" is required. Our e-learning course "Plant Protection Products Certificate of Competence Initial Training" for distributors & consultants is also valid for users.

Case 1: If you have completed the initial training with us and received the certificate from BAES, then you can register for the following e-learning course: Plant Protection Products Certificate of Competence Continuing Education.

Case 2: You have not completed your initial training with us, but with another authorized training institution (e.g. WIFI) and received the certificate from BAES. In this case, please book the e-learning course Plant Protection Products Certificate of Expertise Continuing Education.

Case 3: You have completed the course at another authorized training and further education institution (LFI) and your certificate was not issued by BAES, then please book our Plant Protection Products Certificate of Competence Initial Training.

We will be happy to issue you the ID card, you can find the requirements here. You can apply for the issuance of your ID card here.

Here you can request a reprint of your ID card. You can find the requirements here.

FAQs

Our courses are offered as e-learning. After successful registration, you will receive your access data as well as the explanation of the further steps by e-mail. With your access data, you receive immediate access to the AGES learning platform and can start your course at any time. You can do this independently and flexibly in terms of time.

After successful course registration you will receive your access data as well as the explanation of the further steps by e-mail. If you do not receive an e-mail, please check your spam folder.

No, there is no exam in the strict sense. The course consists of different modules. At the end of each module, you have a short knowledge quiz to complete before you can start the next module. The quiz does have a certain minimum percentage of questions that you must answer correctly, but this is primarily for your understanding of the content and is not meant to be a hurdle. You can also retake the quiz as many times as you like.

After successful course registration, your course is activated for you for a period of 6 months . After this period the access expires.

To receive your ID card, please upload a photo of yourself in your profile after completing the course and click on 'Request expertise card'. This will then be sent by mail to the address you have provided.

By the way, after completing the course you can also retrieve your confirmation of participation ('certificate') in your profile. This is already valid as proof until you receive your actual certificate.

Your course completion is valid immediately. After course completion, you can retrieve your confirmation of participation ("certificate") in your profile. This is already valid as proof until you receive your actual certificate.

For the use of plant protection products in Austria "Sachkunde" is required. Our e-learning course "Plant Protection Products Certificate of Competence Initial Training" for distributors & consultants is also valid for users.

Our e-learning course is designed for distributors and advisors and is therefore more detailed than the user course of the LFI. In some federal states the certificate of the Chamber of Agriculture (only valid for the application) is still required, unfortunately there are different state regulations.

As a user, you can therefore also have our e-learning course credited in your federal state and apply to the Chamber of Agriculture for a user ID card in accordance with state law, if required.

Please check whether you have uploaded a photo in your profile, entered your date of birth and actually requested the certificate of competence. If you see the button "Expertise card requested" in your profile, the card should arrive soon.

The sending of the pass can sometimes be delayed due to holidays, etc. If you have been waiting for your ID card for a very long time, please contact us by e-mail: akademie@ages.at.

According to the Plant Protection Products Ordinance 2011, when selling plant protection products, sufficient personnel must be available who are in possession of a certificate from the BAES to be able to provide information on the risks to human health and the environment as well as safety advice for risk management on the products concerned.

The Plant Protection Products Ordinance 2011 can be found here.

This states, among other things: § 1. (1) When selling plant protection products, sufficient personnel must be available who are in possession of a certificate (§ 3) to be able to give customers appropriate advice on the use of plant protection products, information on the risks to human health and the environment, and safety advice for risk management on the products concerned. In any case, at least one person employed in the company must have a certificate in accordance with § 3, and this person must be present in the company during the business and operating hours during which plant protection products are sold. The same applies to any branch operation.

That is, there is no minimum or maximum number, but there must always be one person available. How many people a business wants to have trained is up to the discretion of the business. The higher the demand, the more available persons make sense, especially to cover various absences, sick leave, etc. - and not to forget to be able to guarantee attendance in the event of an inspection by the Federal Office.

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Last updated: 29.01.2022

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