Certified Online Orientation
1. Advantages of EcoWise Certification
There are many good reasons why a professional should convert
to IPM. Reducing daily pesticide exposure may have positive
benefits on an applicator’s health. Learning to provide
quality pest management services while reducing pesticide
applications can lead to improved professional recognition.
Once your company is recognized as a leader in this approach,
IPM contracts with government agencies, hospitals, and other
such clients should be easier to secure.
IPM has become a very important part of structural pest control,
and IPM is often used in advertising. But the flexibility
allowed by IPM can lead to confusion in these circumstances.
When IPM is advertised, exactly what is meant by IPM and exactly
how should IPM methods be used in structural pest control?
Structural IPM Certification Programs were created to reduce
confusion, rigorously define IPM procedures, and to produce
a level playing field resulting in no unfair advantages. If
you are certified, no one can accuse you of “green washing,”
which is advertising IPM, but using an IPM approach that has
been modified so much that it may produce almost as many negative
environmental impacts as conventional pest control.
EcoWise IPM Certification means that customers can hire you
with confidence. More and more government agencies and private
companies are requiring EcoWise Certification or giving special
consideration to those who are certified. For government agencies
that must include IPM in their pest management contracts,
mandating EcoWise IPM Certification may be less labor intensive
than specifying exactly the IPM method to be used for each
Ecowise Certified IPM Practitioner Course
Advantages of EcoWise Certification
2. What You Need to Get Certified as an IPM
Expectations for a Certified IPM Practitioner
the EcoWise Standards
IPM Inspection and Monitoring
6. Writing an IPM Protocol
and Sample Questions
8. IPM Resources
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