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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).

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.

For pest management professionals and pesticide applicators

Citrus IPM

(CEUs: 1.0 “Other” from DPR for each individual module)

Course consists of six individual modules, one for each of the key pests of California citrus and their associated natural enemies.  Includes information on life cycle, behavior, and management of each pest.

Free

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Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration

(CEUs: 1.5 hr "Other" From DPR; 1.5 hr Technical towards Branches 2 & 3 from SPCB – meets the CE category of Pesticide Use and Application for licensed applicators.)

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

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Pesticide Resistance

(CEUs: 2.0 hr “Other” from DPR)

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

Free

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Proper Pesticide Use to Avoid Illegal Residues (New)

(CEUs: 2.0 hr “Pesticide Laws & Regulations” from DPR)

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. If you do not need CEUs, view the content of this course on YouTube for free.

$40

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Providing IPM Services in Schools and Child Care Settings (UPDATED in 2016)

(CEUs: 1.0 hr “Other” and 1.0 hr “Pesticide Laws & Regulations” from DPR; 1.0 hr “Rules and Regulations and 1.0 hr “IPM” from SPCB)  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

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Urban Pesticide Runoff and Mitigation — four modules

(CEUs: 1.0 hr “Other” from DPR; 1.0 hr “IPM” from SPCB* for each individual module)

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

  • IPM - Pesticide Properties
  • Impact of Pesticides - Urban Pesticide Runoff
  • Water Quality & Mitigation: Bifenthrin and Fipronil
  • Herbicides and Water Quality (*DPR credit only)

Free

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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

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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

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Exam preparation

Free