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.
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:
- Bennet, G., J. Owens, and R. Corrigan [eds.]. 1997. Truman's Scientific Guide to Pest Control Operations. 6th ed. Questex Media, Duluth, MN.
- Gold, R. E., and S. C. Jones [eds.]. 2000. Handbook of Household and Structural Insect Pests. Entomological Society of America, Annapolis, MD.
- Hedges, S. A. 1996. Field Guide for the Management of Structure-Infesting Flies. G.I.E. Publishing, Cleveland, OH.
- Hedges, S. A. 1998. Field Guide for the Management of Structure-Infesting Ants. G.I.E. Publishing, Cleveland, OH.
- Hedges, S. A., and M. S. Lacey. 1996. Field Guide for the Management of Structure-infesting Beetles. Vols. I (Hide and carpet beetles/ wood-boring beetles) and II (Stored product beetles/occasional and overwintering beetles). G.I.E. Publishing, Clevland, OH.
- Koehler, P. and Pereira, R. General Household Pest Control. University of Florida IFAS.
- Kramer, R. 1998. PCT Technician's Handbook. G.I.E. Publishing, Cleveland, OH.
- Mallis, A. 1997. (8th Edition) and 2004 (9th Edition) Mallis Handbook of Pest Control. G.I.E. Publishing, Cleveland, OH.
- Ware, G. W. 2000. The Pesticide Book. Thompson Publications, Fresno, California.
- NPMA ACE-Track Webinar series