Invasive Plant Management Certification Program (IPMCP)

The rapid establishment of invasive plant species in Rhode Island remains a threat to native ecological biodiversity. Freedom from natural predators, high seed production, and affinity for disturbed habitat sites all contribute to the success of invasive species, leaving native species to struggle for space and resources. The Invasive Plant Management Certification Program (IPMCP) trains green industry professionals working in the coastal zone to provide sustainable invasive plant management services to clients, and to facilitate restoration of degraded coastal habitats.

Are you concerned about the impact of invasive plants on our landscape? Do you want to learn how to manage invasive plants to aid in the restoration of biodiversity and degraded habitats?

Join instructors from the RI Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), URI Cooperative Extension and the URI Department of Plant Sciences and Entomology for a one-day workshop or a two-day certification program.

Monday, July 17 | 9:00 – 4:00PM
URI Kingston Campus, Pharmacy Building, Room 130

This full-day educational workshop is open to anyone interested in learning about invasive plant ecology, management methodologies, control strategies and restorative planting. Registration Fee: $80.00 (includes coffee/tea, lunch and training materials).

Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18 | 9:00 – 4:00PM (both days)
URI Kingston Campus, Pharmacy Building, Room 130

This two-day certification program is open to those seeking certification recognized by the RI CRMC for coastal buffer zone management permits for invasive plant management. Day 1 will cover invasive plant ecology, management methodologies, control strategies and restorative planting; while Day 2 will delve into rules and regulations related to invasive plant management in sensitive areas and associated permitting processes. The program will culminate with a site visit to a restoration project site in Narragansett, RI. Registration Fee: $200.00 (includes coffee/tea, lunch, training materials and 3-year certification pending completion of program requirements).

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Last updated September 2017


Next Training:

  • Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18 from 9:00 – 4:00PM


  • URI Pharmacy Building, Room 130

Registration Fees*:

  • $80  – Day 1 Enrichment
  • $200 – Day 1 and 2 Certification
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*Registration includes coffee, lunch and training materials. Registration is capped at 30 participants, so act quickly to secure your spot!


Next Sessions*:

  • July 20th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.;
  • August 22nd, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; and
  • September 7th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • *Attendance at one session is required for recertification.


  • Taylor Point in Jamestown, RI

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*Certified Invasive Managers are granted certification for three years effective July 1, 2016. Please see the list of Certified Invasive Managers to determine when  your certification is valid through. 

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