Associate Certified Entomologist Program Launches Online Application

ACE applicants can now save time and apply online

Associate Certified Entomologist - Application Now OnlineAnnapolis, MD; July 20, 2018—In response to increasing demand from the pest management profession, the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation has launched an online application for its Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) program—eliminating paper and mailing costs for applicants and speeding up the approval process. 

After certifying over 1,000 pest management professionals since 2004 and receiving countless more applications, the ESA Certification Corporation (ESACC) offers the online ACE submission form as a new convenient option and welcome change for applicants, who will be able to submit their information and get approved faster than ever before.

“The online application is the result of much dedication and a lengthy process to ensure that the application is as simple and straightforward as possible. This really brings the program into the 21st century,” says Chelle Hartzer, BCE, director of the ESACC Certification Board.

For almost 15 years, the Associate Certified Entomologist program has allowed pest management professionals to distinguish their expertise in integrated pest management. As the program grows, the new application will streamline the process and make applying and getting approved easier than ever.

To learn more about the online ACE application process and to apply, visit


ABOUT: The Entomological Society of America is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA today has over 6,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, the Society stands ready as a non-partisan scientific and educational resource for all insect-related topics. For more information, visit

The ESA Certification Corporation operates two certification programs: Board Certified Entomologist, for professional and degreed entomologists, and Associate Certified Entomologist, for pest management professionals with strong training and experience in insect-related work. The BCE program, founded in the 1960s as the American Registry of Professional Entomologists, currently has more than 500 certified individuals. The ACE program was started in 2004 and has grown to more than 1,000 individuals currently certified. For more information, visit: