School IPM—Training and Events
- On this page: Mandatory Training for IPM Coordinators | Presentations | On-Line Training Modules | Videos | Webinar Archive
- within one month of appointment complete Initial Training Module [PDF or PowerPoint Show] AND
- within 12 months of appointment complete the Comprehensive IPM Training (see table below) AND
- earn 1 hour of Continuing Education credit per year. To earn CE credits:
- Attend 1 hr or more of a Comprehensive IPM Workshop OR
- Participate Complete 1 or more hours of training on any topic related to environmental health, pest prevention and management, or building and grounds maintenance offered by a reliable organization such as the recorded webinars, presentations, and videos listed below. Keep a record of your participation in your Pest Management Activity Log.
Comprehensive IPM Training
on-demand training always available
On-Demand Comprehensive IPM Training. Complete all four (4) parts of the training. Then take Final Exam. Minimum passing score = 80%.
Part 1: Coordinator's Responsibilities Recorded webinar Slides
Part 2: Record-Keeping Recorded webinar Slides
Part 3: Pesticides 101 Recorded webinar Slides
Part 4 - Understanding Disinfectants Recorded webinar Slides
NEW! Disinfectant Applicator Training for School Employees using Powered Sprayers. Under Governor Mills Executive Order 7 FY 20/21 school employees who have completed Disinfectant Applicator Training and Disinfectant Applicator Exam, are temporarily exempted from pesticide licensing requirements for the use of powered equipment (such as electrostatic sprayers) for application of disinfectants and sanitizers when used for routine cleaning. Additional requirements for the use of powered sprayers by school staff can be found on the Maine School IPM COVID-19 webpage.
Non-School Personnel (such as private bus service drivers and private cleaning service staff) must have a Commercial Pesticide Applicator license to use powered application equipment such as electrostatic sprayers in/on school property (including buses). Licensing Brochure (PDF). FMI: Board of Pesticides Control. The recorded webinars and slides below are offered as a study/learning aid for those wishing to complete the license and certification examinations.
- Commercial Applicator Core Training Webinar recorded webinar slides
- Commercial Applicator Microbial Control Training Webinar recorded webinar slides
Questions? Contact Kathy Murray at email@example.com or 287-7616.
- Virtual IPM Workshop Apr 24 2020: IPM and Cleaning for Microbial and Rodent Pests [PDF]
- Maine School IPM Coordinators Role [PDF or PPT)
- Interpreting Pesticide Labels and Record-Keeping Requirements [PDF or PPT]
- Pest Problem-Solving Excercises [PDF]
- What to Expect When You're Inspected [PDF]
- Pesticide Choice [PDF or PPT]
- Test slide for powered disinfection
- Turf Pest Management [PDF or PPT]
- Ants, Mice, Bed Bugs and Other Critters: Solutions to Common and Challenging Pests [PDF or PPT]
- Got Pests? Maintenance Solutions to Pest Problems [PDF or PPT]
- Enhancing Your School IPM Program [PDF or PPT]
- Pest Specific Strategies [PDF or PPT]
- School Business Officials- New Resources for IPM [PDF or PPT]
- Weeds: IPM Strategies for Long-term Prevention of Weeds [PDF]
- Biocontrol on School Grounds [PDF]
- Turf Insect IPM [PDF]
- StopSchoolPests On-line Training Modules (free professional development training modules from IPM Institute for custodians, maintenance staff, administrators, school nurses, food service, teachers, and more).
- NEW! School IPM How-to Videos (California DPR) 5-10 mins each
- NEW! Using Disinfectants Effectively and Safely (Natl Pesticide Info Center) 22 mins
- One-Minute Training Videos (WV Dept Ag): The School IPM Minute
- 28-Minute Video: How to Conduct IPM in Schools (University of Nebraska)
- University of California:
- American Center for Educational Facilities Videos
- Effective and Efficient School Facilities Maintenance--IPM
- Defining Clean in School Facilities--Impact on Students
- School Walkthrough Series: Identifying and Solving Common Indoor Air Problems Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7
(Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Aired 11/17/16). see also How to Remove Winter Webs
Ticks and Disease, How to Protect Yourself, and more (University of Massachusetts)
School IPM Basics, Keeping Rodents Out, Dealing with Bedbugs, Tick Safe Schools, Managing Mosquitoes and more. (US EPA)
IPM and Asthma, Advanced IPM Techniques (GreenShield Certified program)
(US EPA SHIELDS Network)
Includes assessment guides, job checklists and staff training videos on pest management, cleaning, mold, PCBs, mercury, and more presented by school facilities staff and other experts from around the U.S.
Recorded and upcoming presentations by experts on a variety of topics you can use to identify, prevent and management pests in gardens, buildings and grounds both at school and at home. (Extension Service)