The Pest Control Adviser certificate program provides the 42 units of academic coursework necessary for students to qualify for the Pest Control Adviser examination offered by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Students earning a BA/BS in Biology can incorporate all but seven of these units as part of the lower and upper division requirements in the major or from required supporting courses in chemistry. The remaining units, Integrated Pest Management (BIOL 472) and Advanced Topics in Production Systems (BIOL 474), will be offered through Extended University’s Special Sessions. The Certificate shall be awarded through Extended University’s Special Sessions.

Some electives have prerequisites.

PCA Certificate Program Curriculum