Alert!

The CEP Express application system is experiencing some technical issues and currently not available. The technical problem we are having is a hardware one. If it was on the system before this happened, your data is secure. We are very sorry for this inconvenience but want to assure you that we are very interested in getting your CEP or CEP-IT application or helping you complete this important process.

NOTE for NEW CEP, CEP by Eminence, or CEP-IT APPLICANTS: If you are interested in starting an application you can start by emailing them to Andrea Bower, ABCEP Executive Administrator at office@abcep.org and they will be kept on file. When the system is up, they will be uploaded into the application system for you once an official online application is started. Please send all documents as .pdf files. Once the system is operational, we will coordinate with you to collect all necessary payments and work with you on the steps remaining to get your application complete.

NOTE for CURRENT CEP, CEP by Eminence, or CEP-IT APPLICANTS: If you are a current applicant and want to continue your application you can email your documents to Andrea Bower, ABCEP Executive Administrator, at office@abcep.org and they will be kept on file. When the system is up, they will be uploaded into the application system for you. Please send all documents as .pdf files. Once the system is operational, we will coordinate with you to collect all necessary payments and work with you on the steps remaining to get your application complete.

NOTE FOR EXISTING CEPs and CEP-ITs: We will continue to keep you informed as to the status of the CEP Express System and when you will be able to access and update your profile, enter maintenance hours, renew your annual membership, and otherwise manage your Certification. If you have an immediate need, please contact Andrea Bower, ABCEP Executive Administrator at office@abcep.org and will we do what we can to assist you.

NOTE for GENERAL INFORMATION REQUESTS: If you would like to receive an email when the system is back up click the email link below and send us your contact information. We will make sure to email you as soon as the system is up and running. Thank you so much for your time and patience. We look forward to hearing from you.

As always, please feel free to reach out to us at any time, with any questions.

Andrea Bower
ABCEP Executive Administrator

CEP

CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

The Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals (ABCEP) administers the Certified Environmental Professional (CEP) Program which prepares those pursuing advancement in the environmental profession. Those individuals awarded the Certified Environmental Professional credential or Certified Environmental Professional by Emeritus may use the designation "CEP" after their name.

 

 

CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCESS

 

ELIGIBILITY

The Applicant must possess a Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of nine years of applicable professional environmental experience. Five of the nine years must be in a position of responsible charge and/or responsible supervision. Responsible charge is defined as: the direction of environmental work by an environmental professional (you) to the extent that successful completion of the work is dependent on your decisions made without advice or approval of others. Responsible supervision is defined as: the supervision of another professional person's work by an environmental professional (you) to the extent that you assume the professional responsibility for the work. A Master's Degree may be substituted for one year of the nine years of professional experience and a Doctorate may be substituted for two of the nine years of professional experience. However, no such substitution will apply to the requirement for the five years in responsible charge and/or responsible supervision. Degrees claimed must be from a fully accredited college or university (certified transcripts are required).

 

STEP 1

Click on the Apply Now button; select New Application and complete all of the Basic Information.

STEP 2

Send in your non-refundable $200 application fee. You may send a check or you may pay on-line. If you pay on-line select the PayNow button on the payment page and use either your paypal account or your credit card. Once your application fee has been paid and processed by the Executive Administrator you will be notified by e-mail that you may proceed with the on-line application.

STEP 3

Login on-line and proceed with your application. When you have finished your application, essays and uploaded them along with your signed ethics agreement you will have completed your application and may submit the application to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

STEP 4

Proceed to the References tab and click the Add a Reference Button in the Current Reference Status Box.  Enter the reference information for each of your professional colleagues in the Edit Reference box; when done click Save.  Click the Send Reference Upload Email button.  Follow-up with your references regularly. Some applicants prefer to use e-mail to request letters of recommendation from their professional colleagues.  If you would rather send your professional colleagues a reference request letter via e-mail yourself; Click below at Sample > Reference Request Letter for a sample that you can print/e-mail.

STEP 5

Once the Executive Administrator receives the transcripts, letters of recommendation and other application materials your application will be verified and forwarded for review by the Certification Review Board. In order to be verified complete; all information in your application must be complete and all transcripts and letters of recommendation must be received by ABCEP. You are responsible for getting the transcripts and letters of recommendation information to ABCEP within one year of the application fee payment. You are responsible for getting that information to ABCEP within one year of the application fee payment.

STEP 6

ABCEP notifies each applicant of their certification review status.  Upon notification of certification and your $125.00 certification fee has been paid; your certificate of professional certification will be processed by the Executive Administrator. 

APPLICATION RESOURCES

Sample > Reference Request Letter

Reference > Body of Knowledge

 

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Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions regarding the CEP Program or if you would like to have a mentor assigned to help you through the application process.

You are responsible for uploading your transcripts, requesting referees to submit letters of recommendation and other application materials to ABCEP within one year of the application fee payment. Your transcripts, letters of recommendation, and the other application materials will be verified as received by ABCEP. Some applicants use e-mail to request letters of recommendation from their professional colleagues. 

 

ABCEP's MENTOR PROGRAM

The mentoring program provides candidates for the CEP a mentor so they have support and a point of contact during their application process. The mentor's role is to be there for these individuals and to answer questions so that they do not lose interest in pursuing the CEP. The mentoring program also provides the candidate with support for keeping the process moving along. Mentoring begins with the assignment of a mentor to each candidate. when making assignments there is an attempt to match mentor and candidate geographically. Mentors contact the candidates, let them know who they are and why they called. The mentor makes periodic contacts to see how the candidate is progressing on completing the application and to see if there are any questions.

Who are the mentors ? The ABCEP Board of Trustees feels that service to the ABCEP organization goes hand-in-hand with the designation of CEP. Therefore volunteers are sought from amongst CEP's who are not currently serving on either the BOT or the CRB. We invite you to participate in the mentoring program. I look forward to receiving your support for mentoring future CEP's