School IPM—Training and Events

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Mandatory Training for IPM Coordinator

  1. Within one month of appointment complete Initial Training Module (PDF) AND
  2. Within 12 months of appointment complete the Comprehensive IPM Training (see table below) AND
  3. 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 (DOCX).

Comprehensive IPM Training




On-demand training  

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 (PDF)

Part 2: Record-Keeping (PDF)

Part 3: Pesticides 101 (PDF)

Part 4 - Understanding Disinfectants (PDF)

Final Exam

April 17, 2024 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM CANCELLED School Comprehensive IPM Training in East Millinocket.
June 27, 2024 Timing TBD School Comprehensive IPM Training in Waterville (EPMA Conference) : Register

Use of Electrostatic Sprayers

Electrostatic sprayers were temporarily allowed under an executive order (7-A FY 20/21) due to a State of Civil Emergency. The State of Civil Emergency ended June 30, 2021. At this time, a Commercial Pesticide Applicator License is required for the use of electrostatic sprayers in Maine schools. Additional requirements for the use of powered sprayers by school staff can be found on the Maine School IPM COVID-19 webpage.

It is important to note that Non-School Personnel (such as private bus service drivers and private cleaning service staff) also 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.

Questions? Contact us at or 207-287-2731


Online Training Modules

  • StopSchoolPests Online Training Modules (free professional development training modules from IPM Institute for custodians, maintenance staff, administrators, school nurses, food service, teachers, and more).


Webinar Archive

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