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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Courses

Purdue University is proud to be a leader in technical education for the pest control industry. Over 50 years, Purdue's pest management correspondence and online courses have been the training of choice for thousands of pest management professionals. National pest management companies have adopted a number of the courses as standard training for their employees, and nearly every state in the country has approved one or more of the courses for certification or re-certification purposes.

Developed by entomologists at Purdue University, these noncredit courses provide the latest in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices with the flexibility working professionals need. In addition to correspondence, several of the courses are now available online. You may enroll anytime and study whenever and wherever you choose.

With the exception of the textbook, Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations (7th Ed.), all course materials are provided upon enrollment. You may purchase a new copy of the textbook when you enroll, or you may locate one on your own.

Purdue University’s Integrated Pest Management Courses - Winner of the 2016 Celebration of Excellence Award for Mature Program by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Central Region.

IPM Courses

We offer both online and correspondence courses.

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Introduction to Urban and Industrial IPM - Now available in Spanish and "Truman's Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations (7th Ed.)" too!

Purdue University professor Gary "Bugs" Bennett gives an educational look at bed bugs and how and why they have become more prevalent in the United States in recent years. Professor Bennett, an urban pest management specialist, offers insight from over 40 years of experience with bed bugs. View the video!

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

Shipping and Handling

Disclaimer: $40 Canada (Note: specific regions may require additional postage or shipping fees)

NOTE: Our basic UPS shipping rates DO NOT include Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico. We offer UPS Ground shipping to AK, HI, and PR. These areas require an additional shipping charge, and you must contact us for rates. If we don't hear from you, we will contact you with the actual shipping charges for approval if you are from one of these areas.

International Payments

International checks are only accepted in amounts greater than $300. Payments due to Purdue University less than $300 must be paid by credit card or checks drawn from an American Bank. For any individual in those countries who needs to purchase an extension, they will need to either call in a credit card, or use the website.

IPM Courses State Certification Map

IPM Courses State Certification Map


Buy 5, Save 20 percent

Purchase five or more courses and receive a 20 percent discount on the course fees. For more information, e-mail or call (855) 311-0002 or (765) 494-0959.

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IPM Order Form

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