License Exam Preparation

Pest Management Professional using a microscope to look a insect specimensA critical part of the structural pest control license exams is pest identification. We offer people preparing to take the exams opportunities to study insect specimens from the NCSU collection. These are not the specimens that are actually used for the exam but they are similar to them in just about every manner. You do not have to be registered to take the license exam(s) in order to attend Specimen Review sessions, and you can return and attend as many sessions as you want.

Please note that there is a registration fee of $35.00, and pre-registration is required. Specimen Review sessions are offered each month, usually on the day before the license exam is given. You can check the current schedule of Specimen Review sessions and register by clicking here.

Beginning in late 2019, we will begin offering additional preparation workshops for the written part of the exams.  Watch this website for updates and details.

For more information about applying and preparing for the license exams (including study references), visit the NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control & Pesticides website.