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Statewide IPM Program, University of California
 

Online training

Statewide IPM Program staff members work closely with area IPM advisors, farm advisors, specialists, and researchers to develop educational programs that reflect the newest advances in pest management.

These online courses are FREE. Additional training materials, including videos, DVDs, books, and leaflets, are available in the Publications section. Check the Workshops & Events page for in-person presentations and hands-on training opportunities.

UC IPM staff member Mary Jane O'Neill prepares to log in to an online training course.

 

For pest management professionals and pesticide applicators

Urban Pesticide Runoff and Mitigation

This online course provides information on pesticides, their impact on our water resources, and practical solutions for reducing runoff. CEUs are available from DPR and the Structural Pest Control Board.

  • IPM: A Solution for Reducing Pesticides / Water Quality: Pesticide Properties
  • The Impact of Pesticides on Water Quality / Mitigating Urban Pesticide Runoff
  • Water Quality and Mitigation: Bifenthrin and Fipronil
  • Herbicides and Water Quality

Maintenance Gardener Pesticide Applicator
Exam Preparation Course

This course will help prepare you to take the California Department of Pesticide Regulation certified applicator (QAC) exam for maintenance gardeners in category Q.

Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration

This course provides practical information on calibrating application equipment to make sure you apply the correct amount of pesticide to a treatment area. CEUs are available from DPR and the Structural Pest Control Board.

Pesticide Resistance

This course provides information on pesticide resistance in fungi, insects, and weeds and discusses practical ways of managing or delaying resistance. CEUs are available from DPR.

For retail nursery and garden center employees

Download the retail courses flyer (PDF)

Introduction to Pesticides

Training course for retail and garden center employees and others who advise residents about home and garden pesticides.

Moving Beyond Pesticides: Environmentally Safe Tools for Use in an IPM Program

Training course for retail and garden center employees and others who advise consumers about the best tools and products for solving pest problems. Includes a basic overview of Integrated Pest Management and diagnosing pest problems.

For California PCA exam applicants

California PCA exam helper