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Statewide IPM Program, University of California

Online training

The UC Statewide IPM Program provides online courses that reflect the newest advances in pest management and related topics. Selected courses are approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for Continuing Education units. Some are also approved for structural units from the Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB), Certified Crop Advisor (CCA), Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (WCISA), and also by Arizona Department of Agriculture. 

Our online courses are located at eXtension. This platform offers courses from all across the country, including several providers from California. Look for the UC IPM logo to be sure you are taking one of our courses.

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

Check out the UC Ag Experts Talk page for information on our monthly webinar series.

For pest management professionals and pesticide applicators

UC IPM courses are available for free.  However, if you need Continuing Education Units and a certificate, you will be charged a course fee.  We are currently offering reduced prices through October 31, 2021.

Air Blast Sprayer Calibration

(CEUs - DPR: 0.5 Pesticide Laws & Regs and 2.0 Other CCA: 2.0 IPM AZ Dept of Ag: 2.5 credits)

Provides information on the basic principles of spray calibration including calculations, describes the components of a sprayer, and takes a look at how droplet size, nozzle type, and weather conditions influence drift and spray coverage. Also covered are conditions for pesticide applications under the 2018 Pesticide Use Near Schoolsites regulation.

Free

CEUs and Certificate
$60 $30 (Reduced until Oct 31.)

Citrus IPM

(CEUs for each course - DPR: 1.0 Other CCA: 0.5 IPM AZ Dept of Ag: 1.0 credit)

The citrus course series includes one course for each of the key pests of California citrus and their associated natural enemies. Each course includes information on identification, life cycle, behavior, monitoring, and management of each pest.

 

Enroll [fee for CEU course: $20 $10 (Reduced until Oct 31.)]
     

How Pest Management Professionals Can Protect Water Quality

(CEUs - DPR: 1.0 Other  SPCB: 1.0 hr IPM ) 

Course provides information on the impacts of pesticides on water quality, hazards that may increase risk, and methods to reduce the amount of harmful chemicals that enter local waters.

Free (also for local county compliance)

CEUs and Certificate
$30 $15 (Reduced until Oct 31 with code WaterQuality50)

Invasive Shot Hole Borers

(CEUs - DPR: 1.0 Other WCISA: 1.0 for Certified Arborists and 1.0 Science for Board Certified Arborists)

Provides information on the threats posed by Invasive Shot Hole Borers and includes information on their history and impact, symptoms and look-a-like species, and monitoring and management methods.

Free

Enroll

Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration for Non-Ag Applications

(CEUs - DPR: 1.5 Other  SPCB: 1.5 hr Technical (Br 2 or 3) for Field Representatives and Operators or PAU for Applicators CCA:1.0 IPM   WCISA: 1.0 for Certified Arborists and 1.0 Practice for Board Certified Arborists  AZ Dept. of Ag: 1.5 credits)

Course provides practical information on calibrating various types of application equipment to make sure you apply the correct amount of pesticide to a treatment area.

Free

CEUs and Certificate $30 $15 (Reduced until Oct 31.)

Pesticide Resistance

(CEUs - DPR: 2.0 Other  CCA: 1.5 IPM  AZ Dept of Ag: 2.0 credits) 

Course provides information on pesticide resistance in fungi, insects, and weeds and discusses practical ways of managing or delaying resistance.

Free

CEUs and Certificate $40 $20 (Reduced until Oct 31.)

Proper Pesticide Use to Avoid Illegal Residues

(CEUs - DPR: 2.0 Pesticide Laws & Regs  CCA: 1.0 IPM AZ Dept of Ag: 2.0 credits  WCISA: 1.0 for Certified Arborists and 1.0 Practice for Board Certified Arborists)

Course provides information on pesticide residues, monitoring, tolerances, and risk assessment, and focuses on important sections of the pesticide label, presenting real-life scenarios where the most important factors leading to illegal residues are identified.

Free

CEUs and Certificate $80 $40 (Reduced until Oct 31.)

Proper Selection, Use, and Removal of Personal Protective Equipment

(CEUs - DPR: 1.5 Pesticide Laws & Regs  CCA: 1.0 IPM AZ Dept of Ag: 1.5 credits  WCISA: 1.0 for Certified Arborists and 1.0 Practice for Board Certified Arborists)

Course provides information on proper wearing, cleaning, disposing of, and storing of personal protective equipment (PPE) for each instance of pesticide application. Sections on pesticide exposure and PPE requirements as listed on pesticide labels and in the California Code of Regulations (CCR) are also covered.

Free

CEUs and Certificate $60 $30 (Reduced until Oct 31.)

Providing IPM Services in Schools and Child Care Settings

(CEUs - DPR: 1.0 Other and 0.5 Pesticide Laws & Regs  SPCB: 1.0 hr Rules and Regulations and 1.0 hr IPM ) Meets the training requirement of the Healthy Schools Act that went into effect July 1, 2016.

Provides information on the Healthy Schools Act (HSA), using IPM services to manage pests in schools and child care centers, and practical ways to use IPM in business while complying with the HSA.

Free

CEUs and Certificate $40 $20 (Reduced until Oct 31.)

Urban Pesticide Runoff and Mitigation

(CEUs for each course - DPR: 1.0 Other  SPCB: 1.0 hour*  CCA: 0.5 IPM  WCISA: 1.0 for Certified Arborists and 1.0 Practice for Board Certified Arborists. *SPCB CEUs are not available for Herbicides and Water Quality)

Provides information on pesticides, their impact on our water resources, and practical solutions for reducing runoff.

Enroll [fee for CEU course: $20 $10 (Reduced until Oct 31.)]

 

 

For retail nursery and garden center employees

Asian Citrus Psyllid & Huanglongbing for Retail Nurseries

(No CEUs available)

Provides information to retail nursery and garden center personnel to limit psyllid infestations and minimize their role in psyllid and disease spread.

Free

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Citrus Nursery Protective Structure Worker Training

(No CEUs available)

Provides information on growing healthy citrus plants in structures and protecting them from common insect pests and diseases.

Free

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Introduction to Pesticides

(No CEUs available)

Provides information for retail and garden center employees and others who advise residents about home and garden pesticides. Includes basic information on pesticide types, selection, and safety.

Free

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

(No CEUs available)

Provides information 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.

Free

Enroll

For Master Gardeners

Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing

(No CEUs available)

Provides information about the biology and management of the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing citrus disease from a California homeowner perspective.

Free

Enroll

Exam preparation

Free