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A comprehensive training program in the management of pests in wood. Termites and Other Wood Destroying Pests course provides extensive information on wood-destroying organisms, insects, and diseases common to urban and industrial areas. You will learn about pest prevention and control and arthropod and disease identification. You will also learn about the biology of subterranean termites, drywood and dampwood termites, carpenter ants, powderpost beetles (anobiid, bostrichid, and lyctid), old house borers, round-headed borers, flat-headed borers, and other wood-boring beetles.

Who will benefit from this course?

Service technicians
Home inspectors
Regulatory personnel
Professional pest managers
Public building managers
Real estate professionals

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.


$230 Correspondence course fee plus shipping and handling (includes all course materials)
$220 Online course fee (includes all course materials)

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, contact your state's pesticide regulatory office or click on our interactive Pest State Certification map .

We are here to help you succeed. If you have any questions, please e-mail pest@purdue.edu or call 855-311-0002 or 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.

Termites and Other Wood Destroying Pests IPM / Correspondence 2018
Termites and Other Wood Destroying Pests IPM / Online 2018