Books to Study for the ACE

The Certification Board recommends that ACE applicants spend a minimum of 40 hours of self-study prior to attempting the exam, regardless of how long the individual has been working in the pest management industry. There are two recommended study books, and any number of additional resources that can help prepare applicants. 

(1) IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist  

(2) NPMA Field Guide to Structural Pests

Familiarity with information in these references, along with solid hands-on experience in the pest control industry, and participation in ongoing continuing education should adequately prepare prospective ACE candidates to take the certification exam.

Additional resources to consider include: