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ACE Prep Class

  Through 12/1812/19 - 12/20
Class $100.00 $150.00

Achieving the title of “Associate Certified Entomologist” (ACE) is one of the top professional achievements for a pest management professional. The ACE certification program is overseen by the Entomological Society of America and is available to anyone with five years of experience in the pest control industry.  The successful applicant must also be willing to subscribe to the ACE Code of Ethics, and be able to pass the certification exam.  For more information, see

This class is designed to help candidates prepare for the ACE exam. It provides a concise, well-rounded overview of the science of entomology and of the major pests that a PMP must know for the exam.  The class provides 10+ hours of intensive classroom and lab training in pest control topics for any interested technician. You do not have to be pre-approved as an ACE candidate to take the Prep Class; however, it does serve as an excellent review and confidence booster for candidates who have been preparing for the exam.  The exam will be offered at the end of the class to anyone who has applied for certification and paid the examination fee. Students wanting to sit for the exam are responsible for making arrangements with ESA prior to the class. Class topics include:

  • Introduction to the ACE program
  • Intro to insect biology, morphology and classification
  • Ants: Inspection and identification
  • Biting and stinging pests: Inspection and identification
  • Cockroaches: Inspection and identification
  • Flies: Inspection and identification
  • Occasional invaders: Inspection and identification
  • Stored product pests: Inspection and identification
  • Wood destroying insects: Inspection and identification
  • Integrated pest management concepts
  • The science of insecticides
  • Pesticides safety, laws and labels
  • Laboratory identifications: ants, stored product pests, others

Class size is limited to 30. Snacks and water are provided; lunch is on your own. Up to 4 CEU credits will be available for those providing license numbers.

Optional purchase: ACE Study Guide "IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist." Entomological Society of Amerior -$49 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

If a cancellation becomes necessary, please send notification to Cancellations received no later than December 19, 2018 will receive a refund minus a $10 administrative fee.