The Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board (CECAB) is responsible for the overseeing the administration, evaluation and approval of ECO Canada’s certification of Environmental Professionals (EP) in Canada. The Approvals Board oversees final ratification of all candidates. View a list of Board Members.

EP certification establishes credibility for professionals on the basis of demonstrated competence. Recipients of the EP designation have demonstrated that their skills and knowledge meet or exceed the National Occupational Standards (NOS) in the areas of environmental protection, resource management, environmental sustainability, environmental management, environmental auditing and/or greenhouse gas reporting.

As a stepping-stone toward the EP designation, the Environmental Professional in Training (EPt) option is a developmental certification designed for emerging environmental professionals. It helps recipients identify professional development needs and provides centralized access to career resources.

National Occupational Standards for all Environmental Professionals
Developed and maintained by ECO Canada (Environmental Careers Organization), the NOS were created to provide a definitive guide to the skills and knowledge required for professionals to do their jobs within each specific field of environmental specialization.
ECO Canada updates the standards in consultation with industry on a five-year minimum basis in order to reflect the rapidly evolving requirements of environmental practice.

Click here to find out more about the NOS.