ACE Certification

ACE Certification can lead to better visibility, opportunities, and jobs.

In today's increasingly complex and highly-specialized economy, credentials are so important. Sure, you know you’ve got the skills to do the job, but how do you convince potential customers and employers you're the best one for the job? For many career-minded pest management professionals, certification is often the answer.

The Entomological Society of America, long the industry leader in certification through its Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) program, also offers a certification option geared specifically toward the pest management industry. Launched in May of 2004, the ACE program is rapidly becoming the industry-standard for the minimum level of professionalism and training required to excel in this industry. Consider these remarks from two ACEs. They, along with many others, see the value in ACE certification.

There are two versions of the ACE program. 

  • ACE is for those who are permanent residents of the United States and hold a current applicator's license.
  • ACE-International is for those who are not permanent residents of the United States.


Details of the recent updates to ACE are online on the Certification blog and a discussion about how they affect you individually can be found here.

The ACE program is endorsed by the National Pest Management Association