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Reminder: Florida ACE Prep Course Set for August 9-10

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The UF Entomology Department will be hosting a prep course for pest management professionals seeking to become an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE).

| July 2, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF Entomology Department will be hosting a prep course for pest management professionals seeking to become an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE), Aug. 9-10, in Gainesville, Fla., at the University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department.

The prep course will offer training and CEU credits (FL and other states on request) from ACE certified entomologists, ESA members from the University of Florida, and from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The Florida ACE Prep Course is a result of a request by the pest management industry to provide a review session to help test takers focus before taking the ACE exam. We have had participants from nine states attend our Prep Course since 2009 and can boast that 20% of all ACEs nationwide have attended our course.

The ACE Prep Course is a review session to help prepare you for the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) exam offered by the Entomological Society of America. The Prep Course should not replace you studying for the exam on your own. Please see the links below for the ESA ACE practice test and study materials. Visit http://www.entocert.org/ to find out more about the ACE program and the benefits it entails.

At the conclusion of the Prep Course, the participants will have the opportunity to take the online ACE exam with a Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) Proctor. Please indicate on your Florida Prep Course registration form if you will be able to provide a laptop computer for testing.

ACE Links: (Registration is a two-step process. Apply to ESA for the exam, and then register with UF for the ACE Prep Course.
1.    ESA ACE exam application. Note: You must have ESA approval to take the ACE exam. ESA needs 30 days to process the application. You may not take the exam without pre-approval from ESA. ($150 to ESA). Call ESA at 410-263-3622. (ESA Application instructions.)
2.    Prep Course Registration form - Please send a $35 check made payable to the University of Florida. Lunch will be provided. The Florida ACE Prep Course will begin at 8:30 on the first day and will run until 5:30. The second day will begin at 8:00 and will end with the exam from 9:00-12:00.

Click here for the ESA practice test and study material

For more information about the Florida ACE Prep Course, contact:
Wayne Walker , ACE (waynew@housing.ufl.edu , (352) 284-3963) or Dr. Rebecca Baldwin (baldwinr@ufl.edu , (352) 273-3974)

 

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