In December 2017 new legislation was passed by WorkSafe and EPA detailing the the new requirements for handling of Class 6 (not normally used in UPM today) and Class 9 Urban Pest Management Pesticides. These are the mainstream pesticides used by most Urban Pest Managers. The Approved Handler Certificate is being retired, and will be expire on the later of the following dates: (a) 31 December 2019; or (b) the date on which relevant approved handler test certificate expires. It is replaced effective from 1 December 2017 by a two pieces of legislation. 1. For Class 6 Pesticides, under Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017; 2. For Class 9 Pesticides under Hazardous Substances (Hazardous Property Controls) Notice 2017 For Class 9 pesticides - see detail below: Hazardous Substances (Hazardous Property Controls) Notice 2017 Clause: 65 Qualifications for a contractor using substance in urban pest management (1) This clause applies to-- (a) a class 9.1A, 9.2A, 9.3A, or 9.4A substance used in urban pest management (UPM): (b) a substance listed in Table 3 in Schedule 9. (2) A contractor must not handle or apply the substance unless the contractor is a qualified UPM contractor. (3) However, a contractor other than a qualified UPM contractor may handle or apply the substance if a qualified UPM contractor-- (a) has provided guidance to the contractor in respect of the application of the substance at the place; and (b) is available at all times to provide assistance, if necessary, to the contractor while the substance is being applied by the contractor. (4) A qualified UPM contractor must provide evidence of their qualifications upon request by an enforcement officer. (5) In this clause, qualified UPM contractor means a contractor who, with respect to Table 3 in Schedule 10-- (a) holds the qualification specified in row A or B; or (b) has been credited with all of the units or unit standards specified in row C or D.