NCPMA to Offer Associate Certified Entomologist Course and Exam During 2019 PCT School

Pest association to offer training course and exam for first time

Attendees of the 2019 Pest Control Technician’s (PCT) School will have the opportunity to take the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) Review Class and Exam from the Entomological Society of America (ESA), the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) announced today. 

The ACE Review Course will be offered Monday, Jan. 28 from noon to 5 p.m.  The ACE exam will be administered on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. 

“We are thrilled to be able to offer the ACE training course and exam at the 2019 PCT School,” said Bruce Roberts, NCPMA President. “We are always looking for new educational and professional opportunities to offer to our members and are excited to expand our PCT School to provide our attendees with this extraordinary chance to enhance their careers.”

In order to take the ACE exam, attendees must:

  • Pay a fee of $355-$395 payable to the Entomological Society of America
  • Receive prior approval by the ESA
  • Submit an ACE Certification application by Dec. 24, 2018

ACE application information can be found at, and PCT School registration information can be found at

The 2019 NCPMA PCT School will be held Jan. 27-31, 2019 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham. In addition to the ACE course and exam, the PCT School will offer other exam opportunities including the NCPMA WDIR Accreditation Training Program and the Structural Pest Control Certification Course.