ESA offers two certification programs for professionals who work with insects:

Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE), a program for pest management professionals with strong training and experience in insect-related work, but without the academic training of required of professional entomologists.

Board Certified Entomologist (BCE), a program for professional entomologists with degrees in entomology or a closely-related field. and ACE is focused on those with hands-on training and professional development in the field of urban or structural pest management.