Certified IPM Technician

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Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation Certified IPM Technician 3 Park Place, Suite #307, Annapolis
MD 21401-3722


The Certified IPM Technician (CIT) is ESA's newest credential for the pest management industry, launching in the third quarter of 2021. The CIT is geared towards those professionals with one to four years of experience in Pest Control and there is no licensing requirement beyond being qualified to apply pesticides in the jurisdiction you work in. Since the credential is geared towards those with less experience, it will focus primarily on IPM procedures related to the most common household pests. Certified IPM Technician Website


More than two years of education or training after high school required? No

More than two years of work experience required? No

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 3 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? No

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? No

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No