Educational Programs

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

Moving Beyond Pesticides

This online training course is for retail and garden center employees and others who advise consumers about the best tools and products for solving pest problems. It gives a basic introduction to the principles of Integrated Pest Management, including information about pest identification, changing conditions that favor pests, and combining various least-toxic methods for the best long-term management of pests.

The course is free and takes about 1 hour to complete. It is broken into six sections, and does not need to be completed in one sitting.

  • You'll need your computer's sound turned on. For users who are without audio capabilities or are hearing impaired, view the script by clicking on the Notes pane in the viewer sidebar.
  • You will need to pass each quiz before moving on to the next section's quiz, however you can repeat quizzes until you pass.
  • A summary handout is available: Key Points and Resources (PDF)

Complete the course in these steps:

  1. Click the Log in link below and create an account
  2. View the course sections and take quizzes
  3. Print a Certificate of Completion

Log In*

Troubleshooting guide and useful tips (PDF)

*Please note that this course does NOT currently support Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), and will not accurately track your scores in that browser. Please use IE8, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any other questions or comments, please contact UC IPM.

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