The ESA Certification Corporation just received notice from the Maryland Department of Agriculture Office of Plant Industries and Pest Management that taking and passing an ACE or BCE exam will qualify the applicant for state re-certification credits.
According to Ed Crow, the state entomologist in charge of licensing, certification, and training, "We will accept the completion of the examinations with a passing grade ... as satisfying our re-certification requirements for the license year in which the examination was taken. Each certification examination will satisfy the full re-certification training requirements for each of the pest control categories (below) that they have been approved." This has been arranged for both the 2013-2014 and the 2014-2015 renewal years.
The ESACC Certification Exams will count for full credit in the following Categories:
- ACE Exam (MD course #149508), Categories 7A, 7B, 7E, and 10
- BCE Qualifying Exam (MD course #149509), Categories 7A, 7B, 7E, and 10
- BCE Urban and Industrial Specialty Exam (MD course #149510), Categories 7A, 7B, 7E, and 10
- BCE Medical and Veterinary Specialty Exam (MD course #149511), Categories 1B, 7A, 8, and 10
- BCE Plant-related Specialty Exam (MD course #149512), Categories 1A and 10
- BCE General Entomology Specialty Exam (MD course #149513), Any Category
- BCE Regulatory Entomology Specialty Exam (MD course #149514), Categories 1A, 2, 3A, 9, and 10
- BCE Pesticide Development, Analysis, and Toxicology Exam (MD course #149515), Any Category
As proof of completion, the ACE or BCE simply needs to include a copy of their dated confirmation letter from the ESA or a copy of their certificate, as issued by ESA.
If you would like to have us pursue similar arrangement in YOUR state, contact the ESA HQ.