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TRAINING COURSE CERTIFICATION

Get the ECO Canada Stamp Of Approval

Set Your Training Course Apart With Certification

Gain recognition for your exceptional training management and course delivery. Showcase your content alignment with occupational standards and industry requirements approved and enforced by the Training Course Certification Committee (TCCC).

Get Your Environmental Program Certified!

ECO Canada is now offering certification of environmental training programs and courses through the Accreditation Program. This program certifies both public and private training courses, seminars and workshops, certificate programs and more for academic institutions and private training providers across Canada.

Certifying your program will demonstrate the competencies it offers the learners through a formal validation of your training curriculum. By displaying your accreditation certification, you will increase the reach and visibility of your credible program.

Certification Process: How It Works

  • Identify Interest

  • Self Study

  • Onsite TMS & Instructor Evaluation

  • Certification Report & Decision

  • Program Maintenance

Steps To Get Your Courses Certified

  • Complete application and sign agreement with ECO Canada

    Provide basic program information and agree to the scope of certification and terms of conditions.

  • Self-assessment by the training provider

    Review your program against the requirements of the Certification Standard and applicable Normative References to assess conformance with the requirements. Take steps to establish, implement and maintain systems to address the requirements where gaps are identified.

  • Independent review & preparedness assessment

    Self-assessment report reviewed by the accreditation registrar to assess preparedness for program certification. An identified gaps are communicated to the institution for any additional steps as required.

  • Certification Decision

    Award of Certification approved or denied on overall findings.

  • Annual Surveillance, Reporting and Maintenance

    Throughout the three-year term of your certification, annual surveillance and maintenance reports are required to capture program updates and/or changes.

  • Onsite Program Audit

    The Audit Team conducts an onsite audit of the program to assess the conformance with the requirements of Standard. Onsite Audit involves interaction with students, staff and course facilities.

  • Reporting & Technical Review

    Reporting and technical review of the onsite audit report by the registrar. Findings and recommendation is reviewed with the Technical Committee.

  • Program Visibility

    Certified courses are featured on ECO Canada’s website and have access to additional sales opportunities.

  • Program Validation

    ECO Canada Training Certification recognizes and endorses your program.

  • Program Promotion

    Marketing endorsement provided through ECO Canada’s extensive network such as complementary marketing support (e.g. LinkedIn, Accreditation newsletters and other social media platforms).

  • Program Recognition

    ECO Canada Training Certification seal to feature on your program for course recognition.

FRAMEWORK

  • National Training Course Certification Standard

    – Program development and maintenance
    – Curriculum
    – Instructor assessment
    – Training management systems

  • Training Course Certification Agreement
  • Working Group Term of Reference
    –  The Certification Working Group responsible for technical oversight, alignment with industry and academic standards
  • Prospective courses identified
  • System for complaints and appeals

Eligibility

  • Courses can be delivered in person or virtually
  • Program and/or course is required to have testing, assessment or evaluation component
  • Provider must have a method to track and record student enrolment and course completion
  • Comply with the National Training Course Certification Standard

National Training Course Certification Standard

In addition to eligibility requirements, the National Training Certification Course Standard is used to assess and validate courses through the certification process in four areas:

  1. Program development and maintenance
  2. Curriculum and course outcomes
  3. Instructor recruitment, development and assessment
  4. Training management systems

Training Course Certification Committee (TCCC)

The Training Course Certification Committee (TCCC) was established in 2020. It serves as a neutral third-party responsible for technical oversight of the Training Course Certification program. This committee exists to ensure the framework aligns with the current industry and academic standards.

Certification Fees

FEE COST
Application and registration $1,200
Training certification audit $600 (half-day onsite TMS audit)
Expenses for onsite audit Varies
Annual course maintenance $850

Note: For new certifications, all fees are invoiced together upon the conclusion of the onsite audit. Maintenance fees are paid in conjunction with the renewal date. Application and registration is $1,200 with additional costs customized to the training provider.

Certification Working Group

The ECO Canada Training Certification Working Group is formed in partnership with industry professionals and organizations that represent environmental and academic professions. Within partnership and through consultation, the ECO Canada Training Certification Working Group develops and approves the requirements for the accredited programs and courses, ensuring graduates receive the appropriate preparation and skills to successfully join the workforce based on the training provided.

The Certification Working Group is responsible for:

  • Updating and implementing changes to existing program standards and framework
  • Reviewing and offering guidance on ECO Canada’s certification decisions
  • Providing advisory capacity for program decision-making

Current Accredited Programs

Contact the Accreditation Registrar