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

Welcome To The New EP! We have added new features and are excited to unveil our new look.

Learning is such an important part of life, especially for environmental professionals working in this broad sector. This is why we are committed to creating valuable resources to help you succeed and continuously develop your skills throughout your career.

Here’s What’s New With EP Designation:

  • EPt Training Framework
  • Revised Code of Ethics
  • Guidelines for Ethical Practice
  • Ethics Exam
  • New EP Brand

If you are considering taking the next step and becoming an EP, you will be joining a community of environmental professionals who exemplify leadership, commitment to the field and dedication to continuous learning in the environmental sector. With ECO Canada’s EP designation, you will be equipped to showcase your unique set of skills and play an important part of our industry. If you’re already an EP Member, we thank you for your continued support.

Check out our new look and take the next steps to becoming an EP.

Elizabeth Getty,

Senior Manager, Certification

ECO Canada


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

3 Levels of EP To Fit Your Level Of Expertise

We offer three tiers of designation based on your level of career experience and areas of expertise, each with their own qualifications. These prestigious titles provide validation of your skills, access to unique resources, and mentorship opportunities.

EPt Designation

Environmental Professional in-training

I'm an EPt

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

I'm an EP

You have 5+ years of environmental experience in Canada, have specialized knowledge and want to influence the future of the environmental sector.

EP Auditor Designations

Compliance Environmental Auditor EP(CEA) &
Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor EP(EMSLA)

I'm an Environmental Auditor

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

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 prominent environmental stakeholders from across Canada, functions as an impartial governing body for the certification of applicants and term renewal of members. By this process, EPs are ratified at the highest level and are proven, certified leaders in their respective fields.

Applying is simple and can be done in just 8 steps! Get started by selecting the one of the membership levels. 

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