Purdue University


Programs are offered in these main categories.

Turfgrass IPM Banner

Turfgrass Pest Management is a comprehensive training program focusing on turfgrass management and the importance of integrated pest management in both cool- and warm- season turfgrass. You will learn about chemical pesticides and the environmental fate of pesticides; equipment and calibration; turfgrass diseases and their control; and the identification, biology and management of weeds, diseases, insects, and vertebrate pests in both warm- and cool- season turfgrass.

Who will benefit from this course?

Turf professionals
Golf course groundskeepers
Landscape pest management professionals
Chemical industry personnel
Lawn care applicators
Commercial sod growers
Sports turfgrass managers

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.


$300 Correspondence course fee plus shipping and handling (includes all course materials)
$295 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.

Turf Grass IPM / Correspondence 2017/2018
Turf Grass IPM / Online 2017/2018