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EPt DESIGNATION PUTS YOUR CAREER PATH IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

BE EMPOWERED TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE

Environmental Professionals in-training, or EPts, are the next generation of leaders environmental sector.

Do you want career advancement guidance? Would you like to take advantage of professional development resources to ensure you become a top performer? Get noticed, commit to continuous learning and gain access to a large network of experts & mentors in your field.

Becoming an EPt is the first step in making your mark.

GUIDANCE WITH OUR EPt® TRAINING FRAMEWORK

This is the most crucial step in becoming a well-trained and capable Environmental Professional. With the EPt Professional Development Framework, you will navigate through the beginning stages of your environmental career to achieve greater success.

Documenting your goals, working with a mentor, and participating in the various training courses and personalized resources, you will gain a high level of understanding and commitment to the environmental profession.

Here are the benefits of the training framework, developed from the ground-up to help you succeed:

  • Close the soft-skill gaps and gain the soft-skills that environmental employers need
  • Year-by-year training that gets EPts on the right foot
  • Guided focus on required and recommended training for EPts
  • Structured assistance with the orientation of more technical training
  • Framework provides a clear path from in-training status, to full designation
  • When an EPt has gained their five years of environmental work experience they will possess technical aptitude & leadership qualities needed to become an EP

HERE'S HOW YOU BECOME EPt® DESIGNATED

The Environmental Professional in-training designation is developed for a wide array of professionals looking to leave their mark in the sector. Whether you’re an emerging young professional, recent graduate, new to Canada or an experienced professionals looking to transition to this fast growing sector; as an EPt you can strive towards achieving environmental career goals with the support of ECO’s exclusive resources, tool and community of experts to help advance your career.

We award EPt Certification to environmental professionals who meet the following requirements.

Education

Must have a recognized Canadian college diploma or University degree, or equivalent international credentials. (Students can apply for EPt in their final semester of study)

Commitment to Honing Your Expertise

Complete your National Occupational Standards (NOS) for environmental employment assessment. This will determine areas of strength and weakness, so you can improve your competencies to meet the full EP standards. 

Professional Ethics

You must adhere to the Code of Ethics and sign the EPt Ethics Agreement to become certified. EPt’s don’t need to write an ethics exam but will begin preparing for this step in Year 5 of the training framework.

Professional Development

Remain current by completing and submitting annual professional development requirements outlined in your EPt Professional Development Framework.

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LEARN ABOUT COMPETENCY CATEGORIES TO SEE WHERE YOU FIT

When become EPt certified you will start working toward improving skills and building experience. Eventually when you are ready to upgrade to the full EP designation, you will identify your area of specialization. Each specialization has a list of competencies related to one of three subsector personas:

  1. Environmental Protection
  2. Resource Management
  3. Environmental Sustainability

HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS

If you’re ready to advance your environmental career, get EPt certified in just 6 steps:

  • Pay Your Application Fee

  • Set Up Your Applicant Profile

  • Review & Verify Eligibility

  • Take the NOS Assessment

  • Prepare For Board Approval

  • Successful Certification!

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