Environmental Professional
(EP®) Certification

Recognizing Environmental Expertise in Canada

Nearly 6,000 professionals who demonstrate leadership, commitment to the field and dedication to continuous improvement in the environmental sector have been certified.

About EP® Certification

By becoming a member, you will gain access to many perks and resources to help enable career advancement and growth.

Benefits of joining include:

  • Increased professional credibility at a national level
  • Formal recognition and verified environmental skills and knowledge
  • Valuable discounts on professional development courses, webinars, and events
  • Enhancements to your marketability and mobility
  • Opportunity to network and get involved in a growing community
  • Be the first to know about new labour market research
  • Savings on liability insurance and other retail partners

We offer three levels of certification based on your education and experience:

EP Member

Environmental Professional

Am I an EP?

You are a seasoned environmental professional who specializes in one or more industry sub-sector.

EPt Member

Environmental Professional in-Training

Am I an EPt?

You are new graduate or a young professional just beginning your career journey with less than 5 years experience

EP Auditor


Find Your Designation

Certified Environmental Auditor (CEA)
Environment Management Systems Lead Auditor (EMSLA)

Graduating from an ECO Canada Accredited program? Contact us to learn about your EPt offer

Application Process

EP Certification is awarded to professionals who meet the national standards for education, work experience, and environmental competencies. See the requirements for EP

Select from 14 environmental specializations to apply for certification. See the 14 specializations

Become Certified in 8 Steps

  • Take the Self Assessment

  • Submit Peer Evaluations

  • Prepare For Board Approval

  • Successful Certification!

Ready to Apply? Get Certified in as Little as 4-6 Weeks

Planning to become an EP Auditor instead? Click here to see fees and apply

Hear What our Members are Saying about EP:

 In my role as an environmental professor, I have worked with several hundred excellent emerging professionals over the past 20 plus years. For my entire teaching career, ECO Canada has been the entity that these young professionals can rely upon for assuring their continued growth as world class professionals in the pursuit of their own environmental careers.

Ian Smith, B.Math., M.Sc., OLD/OLIP, EP

Am I Eligible?

Take the quick 2-minute EP assessment to find out

Certify My Team

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Employability Guide

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Mentorship Program

Exclusive to Certified members: bringing EPs & EPts together