Eligibility & Application Process

Learn how you can help your organization become an EP Employer​

By gaining EP Employer status, you demonstrate your commitment and leadership to the growth of environmental practice in Canada.

You will not only show support for the growing list of designated members, but also attract them to your business as it grows.

ECO EP Employer Logo

Our Evaluation of Your Application

We uphold high standards for all EP Employer members to ensure your organization:

Our evolving environmental sector calls for professionals and employers across all industries to be knowledgeable and ethical ambassadors.

Your organization dedicates the necessary time and resources to your employees, to continuously foster their development and contribution to their environmental practice and restricting practice to the areas of organizational and personal expertise.


Eligibility Requirements

In order to qualify for EP Employer status:

1. You align with the EP Employer Core Values.

Application & Annual Fees

Application fee for EP Employer is $250.

As an EP Employers you are responsible to pay the application fees, membership fees and annual dues for your staff – all at a discounted rate.

Confirm alignment
to ECO Canada Values
Pay Your EP Employer Application Fee
Application fee for EP Employer is $250
Complete EP Employer Application
• Document key organizational information related to HR practices and commitment to employee training
• Agree to uphold the EP Code of Ethics
Approved as Pre-Qualified EP Employer Status
Access to limited HR Resources/Benefits
Submit list of EPt/EP/EP Auditor eligible employees
• Pay Application Fees with 15% Discount
• Book ECO 101 Session
EPt/EP/EP Auditor Applicants Apply
• Board Approval Process
• Pay Membership Fees with 20% Discount
Upgrade to Qualified EP Employer Status*
EP Employer Seal and Certificate Received
Access to Full Benefits

Overview of All Member Fees

The below provides a breakdown of the fees across all designations.

As an EP Employer, you will receive discounts on both the application and annual renewal fees for your staff!

Please Note:

Designation Type
EP Employer
Discount for Application
EP Employer Application Fee*
Exam + Application Fee
Membership Fee
Annual Renewal Fee

An EP membership signifies a commitment to ethical environmental practice and establishing public trust in the work being done at a local level across Canada.

What it Means to Be Certified

As an EP Employer, you set a high standard and demonstrate your leadership in the environmental sector. Your organization protects the environment through engagement and involvement.
Your organization strives to:

Working Alongside You

Our evolving environmental sector calls for professionals and employers to be knowledgeable and ethical ambassadors that possess certain professional and technical skills necessary to thrive in today’s workforce.

Our team upholds high standards for all members, working alongside you to ensure:

With EP Employer, we aim to help your organization champion its Environmental Professionals, enhance their careers, and lead the workforce as it continues to grow across all industries.


Maintaining Your EP Employer Designation

The EP Employer designation is awarded to organizations as a 5-year term. As a certified organization, you must fulfill and track annual requirements to remain in good standing. But don’t worry, we will help guide you through the process and, by committing to this on-going process, your organization will thrive as leaders in the environmental sector. Through this process:

To maintain your EP Employer Designation, your organization must follow the EP Employer Maintenance Framework, which clarifies year 1-5 requirements and pay the annual renewal fees for your certified EPt, EP, EP(CEA) or EP(EMSLA) employees.