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Integrated Pest Management · Agriculture and Natural Resources

University of California

Retail Training and Workshops

Online training

For Retail Nursery & Garden Center Employees

  • 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.

  • Download a flyer about these courses (PDF)

For Maintenance Gardeners

  • 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. It also contains information about pesticides and pest management, useful for retail nursery and garden center employees.

For QALs, QACs and PCAs