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Introduction to Urban and Industrial IPM

Introduction to Urban and Industrial IPM

Introduction to Urban and Industrial IPM


About Certification:

An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) evaluation has shown that Pest Management Technology significantly improved the level of knowledge of technicians and supervisory personnel in pest management operations.

To determine if this course has been approved for certification, recertification, or continuing education credits in your state, contact your state's pesticide training office or certifying agency.

Introduction to Urban and Industrial IPM is designed to help service technicians, managers, and owners in the pest control industry, the food industry, and public health fields improve their ability to manage insect, rodent, and other pest problems in structural situations. You will learn the fundamentals of pest management; safe use of pesticides; development, classification, and identification of insects; as well as termites and other wood-destroying organisms; fleas and ticks; flies and mosquitoes; rats and mice; birds; and urban wildlife. Sanitation and pest management in food processing plants and specialized facilities is included.

Course Work
Course materials include reading assignments and chapter lessons that are completed and returned to Purdue University to be graded. When you have completed the course work, a final exam will be sent to a proctor selected by you. Your proctor will administer your exam and return it to Purdue to be graded. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate from Purdue University.

You can expect to complete your course work in 80-100 hours.

Who will benefit from this course?

  • Service technicians
  • Managers of pest control businesses
  • Owners of pest control businesses
  • Public health workers
  • Food industry professionals
  • Chemical industry personnel

Credit Options


Delivery Options

Online and Correspondence


Open. You may enroll at any time. You will have one year from your date of enrollment to complete the program. If you cannot complete the course in one year, you may purchase a one-time, six-month extension for $50. Regardless of when it is purchased, the six-month extension begins the day after the course expires. This course is eligible to be transferred to another student if no lessons have been submitted for grading, either online or by correspondence. The original course expiration date will apply to the alternate student.


Course Fee $244 ($234 for online) Truman Guide Required
$125 Truman's Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, 7th Edition (7 percent sales tax required for Indiana residents)
Shipping and Handling $10 Domestic
$40 Canada
$90 International
Valid: October 1, 2015 - September 1, 2016


Professor Gary Bennett, Department of Entomology, Purdue University
Dr. Robert M. Corrigan, RMC Pest Management Consulting, Richmond, IN
Dr. John M. Owens, S.C. Johnson & Son, Racine, WI
For more information: pest@purdue.edu