Ethics for Environmental Professionals (EP®)

Demonstrate your professional integrity.

A Code of Ethics provides a common set of values within the profession. As a condition to obtaining and maintaining certification, each Environmental Professional (EP®) and in-training member must comply with the code.

Code of Ethics

As Environmental Professionals, we are committed to doing what is right. This concept, founded upon integrity, competence, dignity, and devotion to environmental stewardship, shall guide EPs conduct at all times.

The Environmental Professional (EP) Code of Ethics includes several rules of conduct, by which all certified and in-training members, as well as EP Certification staff and volunteers, committee members and board members must agree to abide:

  • Protection
  • Competence
  • Integrity
  • Confidentiality
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Public Confidence

Ethics Complaints

If matters involving unethical behavior arise, we offer a formal ethics complaint process. All ethical cases are taken seriously and are investigated by the Ethics and Discipline Standing Committee (ESDC) on behalf of the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board (CECAB). The ESDC is responsible, overall, for the implementation of the Complaint investigation and Disciplinary process. When the EDSC is satisfied as to the facts of the case, it will deliberate and send its recommendations to the Approvals Board for final determination and enforcement.

File a Complaint

To file a formal complaint, complete the ethics complaint form, sign it, attach any supporting documents and mail or

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ECO Canada

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