What is ACE?
ACE stands for Associate Certified Entomologist. It is a third-party certification from the Entomological Society of America (ESA) designed for pest management professionals. ACE certification provides career-minded pest management professionals with credentials that document your expertise and professionalism. The certification can also boost customer and employer confidence.
ACE Application requirements
- Hold a current pesticide applicator license in PCO General or PCO Structural
- Minimum of 5 years of pest management experience
- Two letters of professional reference (current or former employers, major clients, professional colleagues)
- Ability to pass an online test (this is that review session)
- Willingness to adhere to the ACE Code of Ethics
- Application fee of $395
- Allow at least 30 days for application approval.
- Once approved you have 3 years to take the exam
- Retesting is allowed but must submit retest application and $75 per attempt
For more information about ACE see the Entomological Society of America website www.entocert.org