HSA Required 1-Hour Training

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Complete this form.
  2. Sign-up for the Basic Pest Management in the School and Child Care Settings Course.
    1. Click the link under new registration.
    2. Choose “Create new account”
    3. Follow instructions for setting up a new account.
    4. When you log back-in choose DPR 101 for English or DPR 101S for Spanish.
  3. Complete the course and send a copy of your Certificate of completion to Matt Kelly, Director of Facilities, by e-mail at matt.kelly@pgusd.org or a hard copy through inter district mail.

FAQ’s About the 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.