Regulatory Entomology Specialty Exam

To become a BCE specializing in regulatory entomology, 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

Destructive and Useful Insects 5th Edition, by R.L. Metcalf and R.A. Metcalf, 1993

U. S.Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Fact Sheets

Imported Fire Ants: Life History and Impact. Texas Department of Agriculture 1986

A Close Watch on U.S. Borders to Keep the World's Bugs Out, by Erik Larson, 1987. Smithsonian Institute. Anonymous. U. S. Government Printing Office Superintendent of Documents

EPA, 40 CFR Parts 150-189. (Revised yearly-1 July)

USDA, 7 CFR, Parts 300-399 (Revised yearly- 1 January)

FDA, 21 CFR, parts 1-1299 (Revised yearly – 1 April)

The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act as Amended. U.S. EPA (OPP) 540/09-89-012. (Revised Oct. 1988)

The Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act as Amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996. U.S. EPA (OPP) 730L97001, (Revised March 1997)

Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) as Amended by the FQPA of 1996. U.S. EPA (OPP) 730L97001. (Revised March 1997)

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