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Advanced Urban and Industrial IPM

Advanced Urban and Industrial IPM

Advanced Urban/Industrial IPM


About Certification:

Advanced Urban and Industrial IPM is designed to meet the certification standards set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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.

Advanced Urban and Industrial IPM builds on the basics covered in the Introduction to Urban and Industrial IPM course, emphasizing the continuing need to approach urban and industrial pest management problems with a true Integrated Pest Management (IPM) philosophy. You will be challenged to formulate responses to questions by analyzing given situations and applying knowledge gained from course materials, outside readings, and on-the-job experience.

The advanced course assumes the student has significant experience in pest control, thus test questions are more difficult and a significant number of outside readings is required.

Lesson Topics

  • Pest Management: Yesterday, Today and Beyond
  • Advanced Applications of Entomology
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the Green Pest Management Era
  • Introduction to Progressive Pesticide Technology
  • Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids
  • Inorganic Insecticides
  • Biopesticides: Biochemicals and Biologicals
  • Insecticides of the Nervous System
  • Insecticides that Inhibit Energy Production
  • Low Impact Formulations: Liquids, Dusts and Baits
  • Managing Insecticide Resistance
  • Inspections for the IPM Professional
  • Monitoring Tools and Techniques
  • Pest Exclusion
  • Non-Chemical IPM Programs
  • Sensitive Accounts - I: IPM in Pet Stores, Computer/Electronic Facilities, Animal Rearing/Research Facilities/Zoos, and Museums
  • Sensitive Accounts - II: IPM in Healthcare Facilities, Schools/ Childcare Facilities, and Supermarkets
  • Bed Bug IPM
  • Advanced Cockroach Control
  • Challenging Ant Problems
  • Advanced Rodent Control

You are expected to occasionally consult pest management textbooks, such as Trumanís Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, 7th Edition, which you may purchase at the time of enrollment, or The Mallis Handbook of Pest Control.

Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate from Purdue University.

Who will benefit from this course?

  • Graduates of the Introduction to Urban and Industrial IPM course
  • Pest control supervisors
  • Entomologists
  • Technical directors
  • Public health personnel
  • Food industry employees
  • Chemical industry professionals
  • Other pest management professionals seeking advanced training opportunities

Delivery Options



Open. You may enroll at any time. You will have 18 months to complete the advanced course. You should expect to study three to five hours per lesson. If you cannot complete the course in 18 months, 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 by correspondence. The original course expiration date will apply to the alternate student.


Advanced Option
Course Fee $275
$125: Truman's Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, 7th Edition (7% sales tax required for Indiana residents)
Shipping and Handling $10 Domestic
$40 Canada
$90 International

For more information: pest@purdue.edu