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Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) Prep Course

May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 8 @ 4:30 pm


Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) Training for Texans

The Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) training is a comprehensive program designed for individuals who are seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of entomology. This program is recognized by the Entomological Society of America (ESA), providing participants with a nationally recognized certification once the individual passes their certification exam. Attendees may register to take the exam here. Testing will be provided on the last day of training (April 08th, 2024) and is not required for attendees. Tests will be proctored by Bryant McDowell, bryant.mcdowell@ag.tamu.edu.

Course Overview:

  1. Fundamentals of Entomology: Learn about the basic principles of entomology, including insect anatomy, physiology, and taxonomy.
  2. Pest Identification: Gain expertise in identifying common pests in Texas, their life cycles, and their impact on human health and property.
  3. Pest Management: Understand the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), including prevention, monitoring, and control strategies.
  4. Safety and Regulations: Learn about the safety measures, ethical considerations, and regulatory standards associated with pest management in Texas.
  5. Professional Development: Develop skills in customer service, communication, and business management relevant to the pest management industry.

Who Should Attend?

This course is ideal for pest management professionals, public health workers, landscapers, and anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of entomology and pest management.

Course Delivery:

The ACE training is delivered through a blend of in-person lectures, identification workshops, and field demonstrations within the IPM Experience House. This combination ensures participants gain both theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be prepared to take the ACE examination. Successful candidates will earn their Associate Certified Entomologist certification, demonstrating their commitment to excellence in the field of entomology and pest management.

This ACE training is a valuable resource for Texans seeking to advance their careers, protect their communities, and contribute to public health and safety.


May 6 @ 8:00 am
May 8 @ 4:30 pm


Bryant McDowell


Texas A&M AgriLife IPM House
17360 Coit Rd
Dallas, TX 75252-6502 United States
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