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 professionalism and training. Consider these remarks from two ACEs. They, along with many others, see the value in ACE certification.
There are a number of changes coming to the ACE program in 2014. Details of the changes are online on the Certification blog and a discussion about how they can affect you individually can be found here.