All ACE fees are the same as they are for the US version of ACE and all fee rules apply. Discounts are available to those who are also members of the Entomological Society of America (ESA).
ACE-International Application and Exam
The ACE-I application includes one attempt at both of the exams. Passing score is 75% and applicants must pass both exams to become ACE-International certified. If retesting is required applicants must wait at least 3 months from the date of application but not more than one year. Retesting is scheduled via the retesting form.
Qualifications for ACE-International
The ACE-I program is designed to benefit the working pest management professional.
If you meet the following qualifications, you are eligible to apply
Studying for the ACE-I exams
The ACE-I exams will be in English with no translation options. For ACE-I there will be two exams. The ACE Core Exam will cover most of what is found on the content outline for the U.S.A. version, but any questions about pesticide safety will be stripped and any questions on the U.S.A. version that deal with laws or regulations in the United States will be removed from the exam. This will drop the exam down to approximately 140 questions. A second exam–The ACE-I Pesticide Safety Exam–will also be required for ACE-I certification. This exam will by approximately 30 questions long.
ACE certification is global.
ACE Review Course
Many applicants to the ACE program find it helpful to sit through a review course. However, you should view them as an enhancement to your training, not as a stand-alone way to prepare. On rare occasions, ESA hosts ACE review courses, though mostly the education community provides this training. If you are hosting an ACE Review Course and would like it added, please send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selecting A Proctor
Selecting a proctor is an important step in a person's journey to become certified. The proctor needs to be a person of high ethical standing whose commitment to excellence and the science of entomology is above reproach. It is the responsibility of the applicant to locate a proctor, though ESA HQ can assist on occasion. First choice for a proctor should always be a BCE. Second choice is an ACE. If neither are available in a reasonable distance from you, then other options may be explored. All proctor choices must be reviewed and approved by ESA HQ.
Studying for the ACE Exams
ACE Application and Testing Process
- Assemble the required material and fill out the application at least 30 days prior to the desired test date. Your application will be reviewed.If your application is denied for any reason you may appeal to the Certification Board.
- If approved, you will be sent a letter of welcome to the program. From this date you have one year to take the exam and three years to pass it.