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Required Healthy Schools Act Training

  • What is the new HSA training requirement?
    Beginning July 1, 2016 school IPM coordinators and anyone who may apply a pesticide at a school or child care center must take a DPR-approved training course before making a pesticide application.
  • Who needs to take an HSA training course?
    Anyone using a pesticide, including licensed pesticide applicators, at a school or child care center needs to take an HSA training course. This includes, but is not limited to disinfecting wipes, sanitizers, and weed-killers.
  • How often must HSA training be completed?
    • School district staff, child care center staff, and any other unlicensed individuals using pesticides at a school or child care center must take a training course each year.
    • Licensed pesticide applicators must take a training course once during each renewal period.
  • What courses will meet the training requirement?
    A course must be approved by DPR and must meet the training requirements as outlined in the Healthy Schools Act. Check the sections below for more information about approved courses.

DPR Online HSA Training Courses

  • Basic Course
    Basic Pest Management in the School and Child Care Settings is designed for child care providers, teachers, custodians, and food service workers.
  • Intermediate Course
    Practical Pest Management Considerations to Support Healthy Kids is designed for school maintenance, operations, and facilities staff.
  • Advanced Course
    Best Management Practices Around Children is designed for licensed pest management professionals. Upon completion, one hour of continuing education credit will be given to DPR and SPCB licensees.

Other Approved HSA Training Courses

Course Name School District/
Closed Course
CA Approval Contact Information
EmployeeSafe Public School Works Closed Yes Tom Strasburger
The Healthy Schools Act Hillyard Industries Open Yes Terry Hall
SS Integrated Pest Management Keenan & Associates Open Yes Kathy Espinosa
Providing Integrated Pest Management Services in Schools and Child Care Settings UCANR Open Yes Cheryl Reynolds
The CA Healthy Schools Act 2016 for School Cafeterias and Child Care Centers Food Safety Systems Open Yes Stacy Sagowitz
Healthy Schools Act Requirements for School & Child Care Centers,
School Site Employees & Pest Management Professionals
Agri-Turf Distributing Open Yes Paula Selsted
Healthy Schools IPM Training for the PMP Target Specialty Products Open Yes Jennifer Gonzalez
IPM and the Healthy Schools Act - Advanced IPM for PMP's Univar Open Yes Veronique Olivarez
Integrated Pest Management for Schools (IPM) North Bay Schools Insurance Group Closed Yes Jeremy Hatch
Integrated Pest Management for Schools Shasta Trinity Schools Insurance Group Closed Yes Kurt Walling
Integrated Pest Management in Schools San Diego County Office of Education Closed Yes Michael Czoberek

For information about how to submit an HSA course for DPR approval, refer to the HSA Required Course Components, PDF (185 kb).