Applying for EPt and Maintaining
Stay up to date with the rapidly evolving environmental industry and your EPt membership
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Download Application Package
For more detailed information, fill out the form to download the EPt Application Guide. Continue reading below to discover more resources related to the Environmental Professional In-Training designation.
After Downloading the Guide, Continue With These Next Steps...
Set Up Your Account
Once you have set up your account, access the ‘My Certification’ tab where you will see the link to you continue your application. You will then proceed to the application page, at which point you will complete several more fields of information, in addition to your general contact information.
Based on the technical competency statements in the area(s) of specialization that you have chosen, you will be required to conduct a self-assessment of your technical competencies comparing your skills and knowledge to the national standard.
As an EPt, you are not required to meet the minimum levels, but rather to use this as an opportunity to document any experience gained to date that can help you identify areas where more experience/training is required after becoming certified.
The Approvals Board will review elements of your application and provide final ratification. If your application is approved for certification by the Approvals Board, you will be notified via email.
After you have paid your membership fee and completed the Ethics Agreement requirements, EPt status is granted. You will be mailed a membership package including a wall certificate and membership card, a welcome handbook with in-depth membership information, and your name will be added to the publicly available roster.
Maintaining Your EPt Status
The environmental sector changes rapidly, and professionals need to be informed with advances, news, education, and skills that are evolving. Stay up to date with PD activities and pay your annual fees.
Professional Development Activities and Credits
To maintain the utmost professionalism and acquire PD credits, all members are required to complete professional development activities. By regularly participating in activities such as:
The number of maintenance credits required annually for an EPt membership are:
Our team provides many resources for you to take advantage of throughout the year, so that you can fulfill your annual PD requirements with ease.
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 90 days and your membership still has outstanding fees, your account will be deleted. Your account will be permanently removed, and you can either appeal and pay to reinstate your designation or apply as a new applicant if the lapsed period exceeds 3 years.
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.
Annual Membership Fees
All EPt members are required to pay the $130 renewal fee in April every year.
If you qualify to upgrade from EPt to EP status, we recommend beginning this process in advance of the renewal period in order to avoid incurring additional fees. The upgrade and ethics exam annual fee is $200 – we will waive the renewal fee so you can save on your upgrade!
All payments can be made via member account login on the ECO website. Reminder emails are sent in February and March.