Jeffrey M Johnson Memorial ACE Prep Course & Exam

In 2011, VPMA rolled out the Jeffrey M. Johnson Memorial ACE Prep Course and Exam. The current President at that time, Jeff Johnson - having recently earned his ACE, brought this course to Virginia, to add another component to professional development in the Pest Management Industry in Virginia.

In today's increasingly complex and highly specialized economy, credentials are important. 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 various reasons, but one thing is clear – the ACE program has become the benchmark for professionalism in the pest management industry.

About the ACE Certification

ACE Holders in VABeing ACE certified can give you and your company the edge it needs to compete successfully with other pest control providers. Many public and private institutions require independent certification for their pest control contractors, and increasingly the general public is seeking expert providers for every service.

This course is not stand-alone training to test for the ACE. You can use this course to kick-start your studies, or as a final review just before taking the exam the next day.
VPMA will proctor the ACE Exam the day following the ACE Prep Course. You must select VPMA as your proctor through ESA.

Topics covered include:

  • Integrated Pest Management Tools and Practice
  • Pesticide Safety, Laws & Labels
  • Insect Biology and Morphology
  • General Pest Knowledge on Rodents, Pest Flies, Cockroaches, Ants, Wood Destroying Insects, Occasional Invaders, Biting and Stinging Pests, and Stored Product Pests

Each Jeffrey M. Johnson Memorial ACE Prep Course is approved for recertification credits with VDACS and surrounding states in categories 7-A, 7-B, 8, and 60.

Upcoming events are listed below, if they are scheduled.

The next VPMA ACE Prep Course will be held June 27th (new date) at the Virginia Tech Richmond Center,  2810 N Parham Rd STE 300, Richmond, VA 23294.  Please note: VPMA will NOT be proctoring the ACE Exam on June 28th, following the course as originally advertised.

Do You Need  Recertification Credits Before June 30th? Take this course to earn recertification credits with VDACS and surrounding states in categories 7-A, 7-B, 8, and 60.

Cost: VPMA Member $99 for recert credits only
Non-Member $156 for recert credits only

Click Here to Register for the June 27th ACE Prep Course



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