I'm an EP®

Stand out as a Certifed Environmental Professional (EP®)

EP® Certification is designed for intermediate or seasoned professionals with specialized knowledge in the environmental sector. EP is awarded after a rigorous review of:


Must have a recognized Canadian college diploma or University degree, or equivalent international credentials.

Employment History

You must have at least five years of environmental work experience in Canada and this experience must be recent (obtained within the past ten years).

Environmental Competencies

You pass the National Occupational Standards (NOS) assessment in your selected fields of specialization. As part of your application, you’ll complete a self-assessment against the NOS, and then have 3 references validate your assessment.

Environmental Specializations

All applicants applying for an EP designation must select at least one, and up to five specializations for assessment, as set out by the NOS. Each specialization is related to four core areas:

  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Protection
  • Resource Management
  • Environmental Sustainability

Application Process

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 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.

Become Certified in 8 Steps

  • Take the NOS Assessment

  • References Submit Evaluations

  • Prepare For Board Approval

  • Successful Certification!

Still not convinced? Here are just a few reasons to become an EP:

National recognition of your expertise

Access to a network of leading industry professionals

25% Off professional development training like courses, workshops and webinars

Participate in the Mentorship program

Be nominated for a Member Spotlight or Annual EP Award

Share your industry knowledge by becoming a speaker or becoming a guest blogger

Get noticed in your job search – Over 1,000 job board postings have given preference to EPs

Discounts on environmentally-friendly retailers, travel providers and insurance providers

Am I Eligible?

Applicant Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

EP Code of Ethics

Committed to Professional Integrity

EPs Leading in Their Field

EP Members in Profile & Success Stories

Member Spotlight

Meredith Hampstead, owner of thinkBright Environmental Innovations