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Environmental Professional in-training (EPt)​​

Your first step towards earning the only nationally recognized professional environmental designation.

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EPt Designation​ Eligibility Requirements

EPt is more than a credential; it’s an opportunity to build your professional network, gain mentorship from established EPs, and hone the skills required to achieve your goals. 

We award the EPt designation to environmental professionals who meet the following requirements: 

Benefits of EPt

EPt Designation Application Process

4. Complete Application Criteria

5. Prepare for Board Approval

6. Pay Certification Fee of $130

7. Celebrate Your New EP in-training Status!

*Once your fee is paid in step three, our team will help you complete the rest of the application.

Does your experience fit into specializations?

The environmental sector is constantly evolving, and the EPt Certification path is keeping pace. Now, with 16 specializations to choose from, you can showcase your expertise in even more fields. Specializations provide you with an extra credential to promote your areas of expertise. You will need to select at least one and up to two of 16 specializations to include as part of your application.

Over 300 competency statements have been classified into one or more of the environmental sub-sectors:

Outstanding Fees Policy​​

If payment is not received within 30 days of its due date, a penalty fee of $50.00 will be charged. Your membership would no longer be considered in good standing and will be temporarily removed from the roster until payment is received. This status will be lifted, and the member’s name will be placed back on the roster once payment is received.

If it has been more than 60 days and your membership still has outstanding fees, your designation will lapse. Former members are eligible for reinstatement within 3 years from the date lapsed. Contact EP@eco.ca for reinstatement requirements and process. If your designation is lapsed more than 3 years, you will be required to apply as a new applicant.

If you are unsure of your membership status, login to your ECO Account which will have the status of your membership, fees and other relevant member info.


To gain your EPt status, your education must be verified, and you must complete your self-assessment. 

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