Purdue University

Termites and Other Wood Destroying Pests IPM
Online 2017


This course is a comprehensive training program in the management of pests in wood. It was developed to provide urban foresters, home inspection professionals, and urban pest management professionals with 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.

Check out our State Certification Map to see how you can use this course towards the pest certification process in your state at https://www.distance.purdue.edu/pest/map/.

Open Enrollment

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.

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.

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

We are here to help you succeed. You may receive emails throughout the course to monitor your progress. If you have any questions, please e-mail: pest@purdue.edu or call Denice Johnson at 855-311-0002.

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 855-311-0002. 

For more information on any of Purdue's other IPM courses, please visit us online at: https://www.digitaleducation.purdue.edu/professional-development/pest/index.html.


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Course: 1158 367-00
Term: 17SDL
Section Number: 1
Schedule Number: 18317
Instructor(s): Mathew Dittmann, Caitlin Kuechle
Units: Non-Credit
Required Fees: Price
Course Fee$220.00