Jeffrey M Johnson Memorial Ace Prep Course

Event Properties

Event Date 09-22-2021 8:00 am
Event End Date 09-21-2021 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Location Holiday Inn Express & Suites

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What: Jeffrey M. Johnson Memorial ACE Prep Course
Where: NEW LOCATION - Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1020 Plantation Rd., Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
When: September 22, 2021, 8:15 - 5:00 pm (exam proctored on 9/23/21)
Recertification Credits: applied for in VA, MD, WC, NC & DC in categories 7A, 7B, 8 and 60

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Take this course to earn your ACE Designation - you can use this course to kick-start your studies and just attend the Prep Course on the 22nd, or use it as a final review and register with ESA to take the proctored exam at the same location on September 23rd. If you opt to test later, you will be able to test free at a future VPMA proctored testing opportunity.  The cost is $125 for VPMA members or $150 for non-members.
Take this course to earn VDACS Recrtification Credits only - recertification credits have been applied for in 7a, 7b, 8 and 60, and in the corresponding categories in DC, MD, WV and NC.  The cost is $85 for VPMA members or $100 for non-members.

Why Become an ACE?

Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) can lead to better visibility, opportunities, and jobs. In today’s increasingly complex and highly-specialized economy, credentials are important. Thinking about becoming an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE)? Attend this Prep Course and take the Exam the next day!

Sure, you know you’ve got the skills to do the job, but how do you convince potential customers and employers you’re the best one for the job? For many career-minded pest management professionals, certification is often the answer.

The Entomological Society of America, long the industry leader in certification through its Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) program, also offers a certification option geared specifically toward the pest management industry. People become ACEs for a variety of reasons, but one thing is clear – the ACE program has become the benchmark for professionalism in the pest management industry.

Steps to Becoming an ACE

1. Meet these pre-requisites:

• Hold a current pesticide applicators license.

• Have a minimum of 5 years of verifiable pest management experience, less if a related degree is held.

2. Complete the ESA ACE application process as outlined at, pay the fee to ESA, and pick VPMA as your proctor.

3. Complete the VPMA ACE Prep Course - click the Individual or Group registration buttons above to register! The cost is $125 for VPMA members and $150 for non-members. Registration Deadline for ACE is: September 13, 2021.

4. Studying for this exam is key to successful completion.

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