Online Renewal

Certificates have changed....

From 1 January, we no longer issue Growsafe Introductory certificates.

Introductory certificates have been replaced by:

  • Growsafe Basic - for people operating under supervision
  • Growsafe Standard - for people managing or supervising spray operations or taking responsibility for a workplace.

You will need to decide which level you wish to renew at.  We recommend that everyone using agrichemicals have a Basic certificate and at least one person per workplace hold a Standard certificate.  You do not need to pay until you successfully complete, so if you wish, you can try Standard and then change to Basic if you decide that is a more appropriate certificate for you.

GROWSAFE INTRODUCTORY TO GROWSAFE BASIC - online renewal

There is a quiz consists of 23 questions focused on understanding agrichemical labels. And there is also a requirement to provide a completed spray diary and an employer statement of competency.
Cost is $195.00 including GST (payable when you pass the renewal requirements).

GROWSAFE INTRODUCTORY TO GROWSAFE STANDARD - online renewal

This quiz consists of 30 questions with a focus on safe workplace practices and legal responsibilities. There is also a requirement to demonstrate practical competency by providing a copy of your agrichemical inventory and three spray diaries.
Cost is $195.00 including GST (payable when you pass the renewal requirements).

(Note: if you work in a management or high level administrative role in relation to spray application, but you don't actually do any spraying, please contact us at learn@growsafe.co.nz to discuss renewal of your Introductory certificate.)

GROWSAFE INTRODUCTORY AND APPROVED HANDLER TO GROWSAFE STANDARD AND CERTIFIED HANDLER

Under the new regulatory framework for hazardous substances, the Approved Handler scheme has been replaced by the Certified Handler scheme from 1 December 2017.  Certified Handler is now only required if you are using highly toxic (class 6.1A or B) substances

Part of the changes relate to the required level of competency, how competency is assessed and the evidence requirements.  As a result, renewal of Certified Handler certificates cannot be completed entirely online.  It requires additional evidence of competency such as copies of your tracking records, inventory, spray diaries and emergency plan and may require a site visit.  However, the first step is to complete the online requirements for Standard certificate, as you will need a current version of this certificate. You should then contact a Compliance Certifier offering certified handler certification for agrichemicals and ask what additional evidence they require. Note that requirements may vary between compliance certifiers, so you may wish to contact more than one. 

For more information on the new training and qualification requirements for different classes of hazardous products see our online manual .