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Showcase your Expertise with Canada's Only National Environmental Designation
About EP® Certification
Founded in 2000, ECO Canada’s Environmental Professional (EP) designation provides formal recognition of your environmental expertise and professional integrity.
Environmental professionals represent a group of diverse environmental and sustainability professionals across Canada. They include environmental scientists, technicians, engineers, biologists, auditors, managers, consultants, and executives – who hold specialized knowledge in the environmental sector.
EP is awarded to applicants after a rigorous review of education, employment history, and validated environmental skills and knowledge. Once certified, EPs must practice their profession in accordance with ethical standards by adhering to the EP Code of Ethics.
To maintain the EP designation, members are required to complete and submit professional development activities as well as renew their membership fees annually.
We offer three levels of certification based on your level of career experience and areas of expertise:
The Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board (CECAB) is responsible for overseeing the administration, evaluation and ratification of ECO Canada’s certification of EPs in Canada. While ECO Canada acts as the certifying body for EP Certification, the Approvals Board, composed of key environmental stakeholders from across Canada, functions as a safeguard on impartiality for the certification and re-certification of applicants and members.