About

The Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals (ABCEP) is a professional association dedicated to serving the environmental professional community. It is the lead organization certifying environmental professionals; maintaining exemplary standards of ethics and technical practice; and supporting individuals, our profession and the public relying upon our services. The Academy's primary mission is to confer the Certified Environmental Professional credential to meritorious environmental professionals found to meet exemplary standards of ethics and technical practice. The process used by this Academy to certify environmental professionals is accredited by the Council of Engineering & Scientific Specialty Boards.

ABCEPs History:

For the last 30 years the Certified Environmental Professional (CEP) credential has been awarded to senior managers and other qualified individuals as a way to demonstrate their professional skills and high standards of conduct. The CEP designation is a national system of excellence and says to employers, clients, colleagues and the public that an individual is a knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated professional. The CEP is awarded after a comprehensive review of their background, their abilities, and their knowledge. Most CEPs have at least ten years of experience in the field.

At its inception, the CEP Program operated under the auspices of the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP), In 1999, ABCEP was incorporated as a non-profit organization, independent of NAEP. Since then, the CEP and CEP-IT designation has been made available to the broader environmental community. As a result, the number of CEPs has grown, and several organizations, in addition to NAEP, endorse ABCEP as their recommended organization for certification.

ABCEP is a member of the Board of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB); ABCEPs Certification Program is fully accredited by the CESB.

 

 

Certified Environmental Professional

For the last 30 years the Certified Environmental Professional (CEP) designation has been awarded to senior managers and other qualified individuals as a way to demonstrate their professional skills and high standards of conduct. The CEP designation is a national system of excellence and says to employers, clients, colleagues and the public that an individual is a knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated professional. The CEP is awarded after a comprehensive review of their background, their abilities, and their knowledge. Most CEPs have at least ten years of experience in the field. Certification credentials exceeds requirements of the US EPA's definition of Environmental Professional and conforms to ASTM's requirements for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Evaluations.

 

Individuals are certified in one of five areas


Environmental Assessment

Environmental Documentation

Environmental Operations

Environmental Planning

Environmental Research & Education