Environmental Professional (EP®)

Designation is Your Next Step

Proudly showcase your expertise with Canada’s only national environmental designation and become a leader in the environmental sector

Check Out The 2020 EP Member Report

Check out this year's Annual EP Member Report and see the ways we've been able to connect with our EP community and continue to create professional growth opportunities.


Define Your Career Journey as an Environmental Professional

Environmental professionals represent a group of diverse environmental and sustainability professionals across Canada. Among them, environmental scientists, technicians, engineers, biologists, auditors, managers, consultants, and executives – all of whom hold important, specialized knowledge in the environmental sector.

As a certified EP, you can proudly showcase your expertise with Canada’s only national environmental designation and:

  • Demonstrate Leadership Skills
  • Access Mentorship Opportunities Just For Members
  • Gain Access to Exclusive Benefits & Resources
  • Join ECO Canada’s Research Community and more

4 Levels of EP to Fit Your Environmental Professional Needs

We offer three tiers of the designation based on level of career experience and areas of expertise, as well as a level for organizations that are committed to the importance of human resources and environmental practices – each level has their own set of qualifications. These prestigious titles provide validation of skills, access to unique resources, and mentorship opportunities.

EPt Designation
Environmental Professional in-training
You have less than 5 years of environmental experience in Canada and hold a degree or diploma. You are looking for career guidance and learning opportunities.
EP Designation
Environmental Professional
You have 5+ years of environmental experience in Canada, have specialized knowledge and want to influence the future of the environmental sector.
EP Auditor Designation
Compliance Environmental Auditor EP(CEA) &
Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor EP(EMSLA)
Your niche area of expertise involves working with auditing standards OR you specialize in one or both of Environmental Management Systems and Sustainable Forestry Mgmt.
EP Employer
EP Employer represents public trust, advancements in human resource practices within the
environmental sector and developing internal experts.

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