Prep courses can help you prepare for the ACE Exam. You should view them as an enhancement to your training, not as a stand-alone way to prepare. A prep course alone will not prepare you for the ACE exam, but it is a great way to hone your focus.
Check here for upcoming ACE Prep Courses. If you are hosting an ACE Prep Course and would like it added, please send the details to email@example.com.
For each of the classes and courses cited below, please be aware that in almost every case you will need to register twice -- once with ESA to apply to become an ACE and once with the organization hosting the course.
Here are a list of upcoming courses that we know about:
- Texas A&M Agrilife and Extension will offer a 4-week ACE prep course on 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, and 11/15 from 9-noon. No ACE exam is part of this class, but arrangements can be made to test with a proctor following the course's conclusion. Contact Molly Keck, BCE, for more information.
- The Missouri Pest Management Association is going to hold ACE a one-day ACE prep course and exam on November 20th in St. Louis, MO in conjunction with the annual meeting. The class will be led by Jeff Preece, BCE. Contact MPMA ExDir Sandy Boeckman with questions, or see the online registration PDF for more information.
- The Georgia Pest Control Association is going to hold an ACE prep course and exam on December 5-6 in Griffin, GA. Contact Dan Suiter with questions.
- Texas A&M Agrilife and Extension will offer an ACE Prep Course and exam as part of the 68th Texas A&M PCO Conference on January 9, 2014. Click here for more information.
Drs Mike Merchant, BCE (TAMU) and Bob Davis, BCE (BASF) have developed a series of PowerPoint slides that are available to approved instructors of an ACE prep course. The slides follow the course outline. A copy of the slides may be requested by emailing Dr. Merchant or Dr. Davis.
Attention ACE Prep Course Instructors!
Instructors conducting ACE Preparatory Classes may apply for a stipend to help offset expenses incurred when serving as a course instructor. These expenses include, but are not limited to gas, hotel and meals. Stipend funding is limited to a maximum of $100 per course and is not intended as payment for an instructor’s time, is not guaranteed, and is limited based on the amount allocated through the Certification Corporation budget process each year. Stipend funding is only available to current BCEs or ACEs. All requests should be sent in writing to the Certification Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org, and will be reviewed and approved by the Certification Board . The stipend amount will be based on anticipated or actual expenses incurred and may not cover all expenses. Instructors are encouraged to charge class participants a registration fee to cover the costs of conducting the prep course, including the instructor’s expenses.