Maintain My Certification

Yearly

ESA Members: The process of renewing your certification is simple. Simply check off the appropriate box on the ESA membership renewal form and pay the requisite fees. (click here to go to the ESA membership renewal page). The online form will read your certification status from the ESA membership database and determine your certification renewal fees due. If you forgot to renew your BCE when you renewed your ESA membership, you may use the BCE Renewal Form to pay your renewal fees.

Non-ESA members: Please send in a check, Mastercard, Visa, or money order payment for the appropriate amount along with the BCE Renewal Form to BCE Program, Entomological Society of America, c/o Wachovia Bank, Lockbox 758954, Baltimore, MD 21275-8954.

Tri-Annually

Every three years BCEs are required to submit a Professional Maintenance and Certification Report (PMC) that details their Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Click here to see the current CEU requirements. No fee is due with this report if it is submitted electronically (email attachment as an Excel, Word, or PDF file or faxed to 301-731-4538 AND if it is submitted on time (by March 31st) of the year following the reportable dates. Otherwise, the fee is $30/ESA members and $60/non-members.

The template report is available in three forms which can be downloaded from this link: PDF, MS Word, or MS Excel. 

Other Requirements to maintain certification:

Texas BCEs: By long-standing agreement with the Texas State Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Division, maintaining your BCE counts as an equivalency for earning your CEUs for your Texas state applicator's license.