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Online training courses and webinars available from UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program

This spring if you are looking for options to obtain your continuing education units (CEUs) and not sure where to get them, why not check out the online options that the UC Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM) has to offer. For license and certificate holders from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) with last names beginning with the letters A through L, 2020 will be the year to renew.

UC IPM currently offers 16 online courses for DPR credit. Many of the courses are also accredited by the California Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB), Certified Crop Advisor (CCA), Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (WCISA), or Arizona Department of Agriculture.

If you are looking for CEUs in the Laws and Regulations category, check out these courses:

  • Proper Pesticide Use to Avoid Illegal Residues (2.0 Pesticide Laws & Regs)
  • Proper Selection, Use, and Removal of Personal Protective Equipment (1.5 Pesticide Laws & Regs)
  • Providing IPM in Schools and Child Care Settings(1.0 Other and 0.5 Pesticide Laws & Regs)

Some of our courses do require a fee and are being offered at an early-bird price through October 31st. These courses can be purchased individually, or they can be purchased as a 4-course bundle for a special price of $85—a total discount of $20 versus purchasing each course separately.

In addition to offering online courses, UCIPM also hosts a monthly webinar series sponsored by the Citrus Research Board. The UC Ag Experts webinar series is designed for growers and pest control advisers. It includes presentations on various pest management and horticultural topics, primarily for citrus and avocados. The next webinar will be held on April 8th from 3 PM until 4 PM with Dr. Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell, UC Riverside Department of Entomology and Extension Specialist, speaking about citricola scale. This webinar has been approved for one hour of Other CEUs from DPR and 1 hour of IPM units from CCA. Registration is currently open. View past webinars on the YouTube UC Ag Expert Talk Playlist. CEUs are only available for attending the livewebinar.

DPR always encourages license and certificate holders to avoid the last-minute rush and renew early to ensure your license will be renewed by January 1st. Take advantage of UC IPM's online courses and webinar series to get a jump start on your renewal today!

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10:47 AM

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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Pests and COVID-19

Ants and other pests aren't deterred by human health concerns. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Like you, we at the UC Statewide IPM Program are responding to the COVID-19 situation in ways that help protect ourselves, our families, and our communities. While much of the world's normal human activities have largely come to a halt, pests such as...

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Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:45 PM

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Rose leaves infected by rose rust. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

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