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Food Plant IPM
 

Food Plant IPM

Food Plant IPM

Description

About Certification:

To determine if this course has been approved for certification, recertification, or continuing education credits in your state, contact your state's pesticide training office or certifying agency.

Food Plant IPM is a specialized, in-depth training program for individuals responsible for managing pests in food processing and pharmaceutical plants and facilities. In addition to learning the principles of pest management in food processing plants, you will study timely information on sanitation, food laws and regulations, pesticides and their application in food plants, pest-proofing for food plants, fumigation practices for food plant operations, and warehouse pest management.

Course Work

Course work includes a collection of readings on specialized topics distilled from leading trade publications, academic journals, and textbooks. The readings provide up-to-the-minute information on sanitation, food laws and regulations, pesticide applications in food plants, pest-proofing for food plants, fumigation practices for food plant operations, and warehouse pest management. Also included are study materials, review questions, and chapter exams, which are completed and returned to Purdue University to be graded. When you have completed all of the course work, a final exam will be sent to a proctor selected by you. Your proctor will administer the exam and return it to Purdue to be graded. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate from Purdue University.

You can expect to complete your course work in 80-100 hours.

Who will benefit from this course?

  • Graduates of the Introduction to Urban & Industrial IPM course
  • Food plant personnel
  • Food sanitarians
  • Quality assurance managers
  • Pest control operators
  • Warehouse managers
  • GMP managers
  • Pharmaceutical personnel
  • Public health professionals
  • Chemical industry personnel

Delivery Options

Correspondence and Online

Registration

Open. You may enroll at any time. 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.

Fees

Course Fee $288 ($278 Online)
Textbook
(required)
$125: Truman's Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, 7th Edition (7 percent sales tax required for Indiana residents
Shipping and Handling $10 Domestic
$40 Canada
$90 International

Authors

Professor Robert M. Corrigan, Department of Entomology, Purdue University
Professor John H. Klotz, Department of Entomology, Purdue University
Updated by Kurt Saltzman and Jesse Hoteling, graduate research associates, Department of Entomology, Purdue University

For more information: pest@purdue.edu