Published on 03/02/18

UGA offers web-based continuing education credit for pest control operators

By Cristina Luisa deRevere

The University of Georgia Griffin Campus is hosting two intensive commercial Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training programs this spring, including a 1.5-day workshop on termite control and a 10-week Urban Pest Management Program course that will run from April to June.

The courses are part of a wide-ranging training series available through the UGA Urban Pest Management Program, which provides education programs for pest control operators.

The program includes commercial, school and home IPM workshops as well as workshops on termite control, bed bugs and general pest control education. All seminars, workshops and trainings provide continuing education credits for pest control operators.

Several of these lectures are available for growers through the Getting the Best of Pests webinar program, To receive continuing education credits, growers can visit their local UGA Cooperative Extension office, watch the videos and sign a form. The UGA Extension agent will relay the form through UGA to the Department of Agriculture for credit.

“We enjoy continuing the live-webinars for the Green Industry, but the recordings have the potential to be a huge resource for county agents,” said UGA entomologist Dan Suiter. “UGA faculty, who might sometimes need a filler lecture when they have to be absent, can utilize this resource as well.”

The next continuing education accredited live webinar is set for March 21. To receive notifications of upcoming webinars, workshops or trainings, contact Beth Horne at or Tami Boyle at

For more information on the UGA Urban Pest Management program, visit the website at

Cristina deRevere is the public relations coordinator for Georgia 4-H.

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