BCE Alternative Application & Renewal Options

BCE Alternative Application & Renewal Options

BCE Interns

This option is reserved for individuals who have met the education requirements but not the experiential requirements to apply for BCE. The basic requirements include, proof of any level of education (including transcripts), 2 letters of reference, and a CV or resume. For more information on the BCE-Intern program, read this essay from one of our membersClick here to downloand the BCE Intern application.

Committees

Committees

ESA's certification programs are managed by the Certification Board. The Board is assisted by a host of committees who handle some of the many tasks associated with the Certification programs. The committees and their current members are listed below. Please note that these links are to members-only rosters on the ESA website and may require a login:

Choosing A Certified Inidividual

Choosing A Certified Inidividual

Many times the work that entomologists do goes unnoticed by the general public. Entomologists work with agricultural specialists to increase crop yields, they work with building inspectors to help them identify the different species of termites, each of which might have a different recommendation for treatment. Like any profession, though, when a person needs to talk to an expert, they want to be sure they have a reliable source. That is part of the reason for the certification program.

Why Choose a Board or Associate Certified Entomologist

Why Choose a Board or Associate Certified Entomologist

Insects outnumber humans more than 1.6 billion to one. They are one of the most plentiful and successful life forms on the planet and they are the cornerstone of our ability to survive on earth. Consider the number of crops that require insect interaction for pollination, the life forms that use them as a food source, the knowledge we have gained from studying their DNA, and so on.

Insects are the root of all life on earth.

BCE Intern Program

BCE Intern Program

For those who do not meet the full requirements for entry into the BCE program, but who still wish to begin the process of becoming certified, ESA offers a BCE Intern option. The basic requirements include proof of a bachelor's degree (must include transcripts), two letters of reference, the requisite fee, and a CV or resume. BCE Intern status is designed for entomology college graduates (any level above and including bachelor's degree) who have not yet met the full requisite work experience.

BCE Fee Schedule

BCE Fee Schedule

Each year, as part of the budgeting process, the fees associated with the Certification programs are reviewed by the Certification Board, approved by the ESA Certification Corporation Governing Board. Currently the rates are set as follows:

ESA Certification

ESA Certification

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) Certification Corporation offers two certification programs, the Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) and the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE)which has a subcategory for International ACEs. The BCE program is geared toward those with degrees in entomology or a related field. The ACE program is focused on those with hands-on training and professional development in the field of structural pest management.

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