Canadian College and University Environmental Network Réseau Canadien des Collèges et des Universités en Environnement

Professional Certification

Professional Certification with ECO Canada

The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) of Canada provides an opportunity for practitioners to add a credential that is based on the National Occupational Standards for environmental employment in Canada.

Professional certification is becoming increasingly important within the environmental sector as a requirement to practice and for career development. Canada’s national body for certifying environmental practitioners is CECAB – the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board.

The EP (Environmental Practitioner) designation certifies environmental practitioners with more than 5 years relevant employment experience after their college or university graduation. An EP is a person who has met or exceeded the criteria set out in the National Occupational Standards for environmental employment. It is the only nationwide recognition of environmental skills and knowledge.

The EPt designation (Environmental Practitioner-in-Training) enables practitioners with less than 5 years relevant work experience to develop the skills and knowledge they need to become fully certified. This program is particularly useful for recent graduates and newcomers to Canada in providing opportunities to focus on their career development. Students in their final year of college or university programs may also become registered as EPts.

Learn more at ECO Canada.

Our 2017 Conference . . . from Education to Canada's Science Policy and Alternative Energies

Register online starting in January and take advantage of our Early Bird specials

2017 Conference - Early Bird

Our Network is all about talking to each other, exchanging ideas and sharing new practices

2017 Conference - Network

Whitehorse in May is bug-free with daily highs exceeding 22C and sleep-well evenings

2017 Conference - Date

Co-hosted by Yukon College and the University of Alberta in the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre

2017 Conference - Location