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Healthy Schools Act and IPM


The Healthy Schools Act (HSA) requires anyone applying a pesticide (including antibacterial sprays and wipes) on a schoolsite must annually complete either a Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) developed training course or a similar course authorized or approved by DPR.

As provided by law, trainers must provide a course that covers integrated pest management (IPM) and the safe use of pesticides, taking into consideration the unique school setting and children’s health.

The slideshow and materials below are provided as a courtesy. Trainers are responsible for ensuring their training meets all requirements of the Healthy Schools Act.  Member districts can contact Kurt Walling at STSIG for a personal training at your site.

Slideshow   (For information purposes only, not for certification)

Mandatory Course Components

Healthy Schools Act Handout

Microfiber Cloth Pamphlet

Healthy Schools Act Employee Statement of Understanding: Election form 


For pesticide applicators using reportable pesticides, an annual training and certification is required. Below is information and components that should be included in your IPM binder. Ensure you have a current SDS in your binder for each pesticide!

IPM Table of Contents

HSA Handout

IPM Handout 1     IPM Handout 2     IPM Handout 3     IPM Handout 4     IPM Handout 5     IPM Handout 6

IPM Handout 7     IPM Handout 8

IPM Plan Template

Pesticide Training Checklist

Pesticide Use Report                Pesticide Non-use Report

Prohibited Pesticide Products as of APR 16

Prop 65 list of 2015

Training Roster

Voluntary Respirator Use (Shasta County)

Written Safety Training Plan template

What is a Pesticide?


Additional Resources

California Department Of Pesticide Regulation (School IPM) website link

CCR Regulations on Pesticide Training

CCR Regulations on Healthy Schools Act

Cleaning Schoolbuses

Hand Sanitizer in Schools Guidance

Other HSA Training options available

Do I Need Training flowchart

What about Hand Sanitizers?