Pesticide Development, Analysis and Toxicology Specialty Exam

To become a BCE specializing in Pesticide Development, Analysis and Toxicology, you must pass the qualifying exam as well as this specialty exam.

You must have applied and been accepted into the BCE program prior to taking this exam. After you have been accepted into the program, confirm with your proctor a date when you are ready to take the exam and inform the ESA Certification Coordinator by email to The Coordinator will e-mail instructions one week prior to the scheduled test date  to you and your proctor.   If your exam date changes please notify the Certification Coordinator at your earliest convenience.

This exam is administered through paper examination, and will be emailed to your proctor. You will take the examination at his/her location, and the proctor will email/scan/fax the examination back to the ESA Certification Coordinator at the completion of the test. 

Recommended Study Materials

The Pesticide Book 4th Edition, 1994 by G.W. Ware, Thomson Publishing

Pesticide Bioassay with Arthropod, 1992, by J. Robvertson, CRC Press

Destructive and Useful Insects 5th Edition, 1992, by R. Metcalf, McGraw-Hill Co.

Toxicology of Insecticides, 2nd Edition, 1985, by F. Matsumura, Plenum Press

The New Pesticide User's Guide, by B.L. Bohmont, Reston Publisher

PestResistance to Pesticides, 1983, by G.P. Georghiou and T. Saito, Plenum Publisher

Insecticide Mode of Action, 1982, by J.R. Coats

1997 Farm Chemical Handbook, Meister Publishing Co.

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