2019/2020 ACE Study Track

ACE Exam: February 11, 2020 
Hosted by Michigan Pest Management Association

Please join us in our 2019/2020 ACE Study Track. MPMA is excited to announce we’re hosting multiple study sessions to help pest management professionals achieve the Associate Certified Entomologist Certification through the Entomological Society of America. We have so many eligible and qualified PMPs throughout the Midwest who have been planning on getting their ACE, but have kept putting it off. Well, here’s your chance. 

DOWNLOAD THE ACE STUDY TRACK ENROLLMENT PLAN & APPLICATION
 

Why get ACE Certification?

Certification can lead to better visibility, opportunities, and jobs. In today's increasingly complex and highly-specialized economy, credentials are so important. Sure, you know you've got the skills to do the job, but how do you convince potential customers and employers you do?  For many career-minded professionals, certification is often the answer. Click here to learn more.


Why is the ACE Study Track for me?

MPMA will offer guidance and assistance throughout the application process, suggest study materials, host study group Saturdays and then host a one day training and proctoring event. We can help with letters of recommendations, questions about the application, creating a resume, etc…

With our year long ACE Study Track, you get the benefit of multiple study sessions, a longer window to study, take practice exams, and ask questions, and the ability to ask for guidance on questions you may have throughout the process. We’ve seen this slower and more thorough approach help more candidates achieve their ACE Certification. And yes, you also earn CEUs as you go through the process. Also, the exam day will consist of a study review in the morning and a proctored exam in the afternoon. You will learn the results of your testing immediately.


Determine if you’re eligible to apply for the ACE Certification

  • Without a Bachelor’s degree in Entomology (or related life science), you will need 5 years of pest management experience
  • With a Bachelor’s degree in Entomology (or related life science), you will need 3 years of pest management experience
  • With a Master’s degree in Entomology (or related life science), you will need 2 years of pest management experience
  • With a Ph.D. in Entomology Entomology (or related life science), you will need 1-year of pest management experience

 

May through Mid-February 2020 - Review study materials

  1. Attend our hosted and CEU qualifying Study Saturday Sessions – locations will be announced closer to the date so we can minimize travel time of all involved. CEU categories will be announced prior to each Study Saturday.
    a. October 12, 2019
    b. November 9, 2019
    c. December 7, 2019
    d. January 11, 2020
    e. Proctored exam on February 11, 2020
     
  2. Thoroughly study and review study guides and books:
    IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist
    NPMA Field Guide to Household Pests
     
  3. More study material, along with a sample ACE exam can be found here.
     
  4. We encourage you to study, study, study.

Let MPMA know you’re interested, so we can assist you the rest of the way – simply email our director rwise@mipca.org to put you on the list. MPMA is here to help you with study materials and guides. 

DOWNLOAD THE ACE STUDY TRACK ENROLLMENT PLAN & APPLICATION

 

 

Meetings and Schedule

MPMA Education and Training Workshop
October 8, 2019 - CANCELED
Kalamazoo, MI 

MPMA Education and Training Workshop 
October 9, 2019 
Novi, MI

ACE Study Track Session
October 12, 2019

PestWorld 2019
October 15-18, 2019
San Diego, CA

MPMA Education and Training Workshop
October 30, 2019
Mackinaw City, MI

ACE Study Track Session
November 9, 2019

MPMA Education and Training Workshop
November 22, 2019
Dearborn, MI

Technology Summit 2019
December 4-6, 2019
Atlanta, GA

MPMA Educations and Training Workshop
December 5, 2019
Ann Arbor, MI

ACE Study Track Session
December 7, 2019

ACE Study Track Session
January 11, 2020

ACE Exam 2020
February 11, 2020

MPMA Winter Meeting
Battle Creek - FireKeepers Casino & Hotel

February 11-13, 2020

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