Industry standards are vital to environmental auditing—not just for processes, but for skills and knowledge too. Become an Environmental Professional (EP) Auditor to show that you meet high standards of expertise.

What are my options?

EP(CEA): Compliance Auditor

You work with national and international auditing standards and focus on CSA Z773 or ISO 19011.

EP(EMSLA): Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor

You specialize in one or both of the following areas:

  1. Environmental Management Systems (EMS): You audit organizations against the ISO 14001 standard, and you have the expertise to lead an EMS audit team or conduct audits on your own.
  2. Sustainable Forestry Management (SFM): You audit organizations against SFM standards like FSC, SFI, or CSA Z809. You have the skills and experience to lead an SFM audit team or conduct audits independently.

Do I qualify?

In addition to meeting the basic requirements for EP certification, you also need at least 35 hours of formal training in the following:

How to apply:

  1. Pay the application and exam fee.
    You’ll receive a payment confirmation notice with details on how to access your EP Auditor application.
    See the fees for EP(CEA) and EP(EMSLA)
  2. Complete your application. 
    You’ll need to submit info about your work experience, education and professional auditing practice.
    Learn more in the EP Auditor Applicant Guide
  3. Write the EP Auditor exam.
    Once the EP registrar confirms your eligibility, you’ll need to write the online EP Auditor exam within three months of approval.
    See the EP Auditor Exam Guide
  4. Get evaluated by an environmental auditing expert.
    An auditing professional will review your listed education, experience, and professional practice.
  5. Receive final approval.
    The Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board (CECAB) will review your application and provide final approval. We’ll notify you by email with your results.

EP Auditor Application Fees

EP(CEA) EP(EMSLA)
Application and Exam Fee
$450

+ GST/HST

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$450

+ GST/HST

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Adding a Specialization Post-application N/A
$100

+ GST/HST

Note:

EP Auditor Membership Fees

Annual membership fees are due on April 1. Log into your member account to renew

EP(CEA) EP(EMSLA)
Initial Membership Fee
$200

+ GST/HST

 $200

+ GST/HST

Annual Membership Fee
$200

+ GST/HST

$200

+ GST/HST

Note:

  • Initial membership fee is prorated based on April 1 schedule.
  • Late payment of annual membership fees will incur a fee of $100 + GST/HST.

Outstanding Fees Policy

If payment is not received within 30 days of its due date, a late penalty of $100.00 for EP members / $50.00 for EPt members will apply and the member will be temporarily removed from the Roster until payment is received. This status will be lifted and the member’s name will be placed back on the Roster once payment is received.

If it has been more than 90 days since ECO Canada has received any communication from a member, and said member still has outstanding fees, their account will be permanently removed and they will have to re-apply as a new applicant.

Please contact us at EP@eco.ca or 1-800-890-1924 if you have any questions or concerns about this policy.