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The need for safe pest management in public areas is beyond question. Development and implementation of a specific IPM program, however, is often difficult, always site specific, and constantly in need of monitoring. This course will train professional pest managers and public building and landscape managers to work together to develop and implement safe, effective IPM programs in sensitive public areas such as schools, daycares, restaurants, museums, hospitals, and parks, where mismanagement could lead to serious human and environmental harm. You will learn why pests and pesticides can become safety issues; when, where, and how pesticides can be used effectively and responsibly; what is policy and what is law; and how to recognize the key pests of buildings and landscapes. Emphasis is placed on the importance of partnerships in developing effectibe IPM programs.

Who will benefit from this course?

Professional pest managers
Landscape managers
Public building managers
Childcare safety advocates
Environmental advocates
EPA, USDA and regulatory personnel

Delivery Options:

Correspondence & Online


You may enroll at any time. There are no prerequisites. Students have 12 months to complete the advanced course. Participants in this class should expect to study three to five hours per lesson. If you cannot complete the course in 12 months, you may purchase a one-time, six-month extension for $50.


$243 Correspondence course fee plus shipping and handling
$233Online course fee

No textbook is required for this course, all readings are provided in the course materials packet or online.

Refund Policy

Students who wish to return a course after all materials are received back at Purdue in new condition will receive a pro-rated fee refund according to the following schedule. Shipping fees will not be refunded.

Within 15 days from the date of enrollment 100%
15 - 30 days after the date of enrollment 50%
30 days after the date of enrollment No refund

For online courses, once you start the program there is no refund.

About Certification:

To determine if these courses have been approved for certification, recertification, or continuing education credits in your state, contacts your states pesticide regulatory office.

We are here to help you succeed. If you have any questions, please e-mail Denice Johnson: pest@purdue.edu or call her at 855-311-0002 or directly at 765.494.8619. Purdue is committed to making its programs accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation or special assistance for this program due to a disability, please contact us at 765.494.8619.
IPM in Public Buildings and Landscapes / Correspondence 2018
IPM in Public Buildings and Landscapes / Online 2018