CEP by EminenceCERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONAL BY EMINENCE PROGRAM
The Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals (ABCEP) administers the Certified Environmental Professional by Eminence Program which recognizes those highly qualified environmental professionals who seek professional certification. Those individuals awarded the CEP by Eminence credential may use the designation "CEP" after their name. This certification pathway will exempt these individuals from the essay question portion of the CEP application.CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCESS
The Applicant must possess a Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of twenty years of applicable professional environmental experience. Fifteen of the twenty 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. Achievement of a leadership position within their organization. An evaluation must be made of both the position acquired and the organization in which the position is held. Must provide demonstrated record of service to the profession.
A Master's Degree may be substituted for one year of the twenty years of professional experience and a Doctorate may be substituted for two of the twenty years of professional experience. However, no such substitution will apply to the requirement for the fifteen years in responsible charge and/or responsible supervision. Degrees claimed must be from a fully accredited college or university (certified transcripts are required).
ABCEP recognizes that there are environmental professionals who have accomplished significant achievements over the course of their advanced career. The CEP by Eminence designation is for those select individuals who demonstrate their unique qualifications and more importantly, contributions back into the environmental profession. A CEP by Eminence Candidate demonstrates that they "give back" to the environmental profession as demonstrated by a portfolio of their accomplishments above what would be expected during a career spanning more than 20 years in place of the essays required under the regular CEP program. Examples of content in the portfolio can include: mentoring professionals; development of a new commercial technology or regulatory process that improves the environment (e.g. someone who developed a new stormwater treatment piece of equipment, or an air pollution monitoring system, or the pioneer of a widely used wetland assessment methodology); peer-reviewed publications in professional journals.
CEP by Eminence
A CEP by Eminence Candidate demonstrates that they "give back" to the environmental profession as demonstrated by a portfolio of their accomplishments above what would be expected during a career spanning more than 20 years in place of the essays required under the regular CEP program.
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|Resume||X|| ||Robust resume; Provides expert testimony, expert witness; Leads projects of regional or national significance (e.g. as NEPA EIS project director)|
|Leadership||X|| ||The candidate has lead at least one environmental initiative or group at a national or regional level. Leadership means being the point person or project manager.|
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|Projects or life's work has resulted in a benefit to the environment||X|| || |
|Reference Letters (3) from CEPs||X|| ||At least 3 letters of support from CEPs in good standing. Letters must address how the candidate exemplifies the criteria of CEPbE.|
|Letters of Support|| || ||At least 3 letters of support from subordinates or colleagues that address how the candidate exemplifies the criteria of CEPbE.|
|Contribution to the environmental profession|| ||X||Mentoring professionals, development of a new commercial technology or regulatory process that improves the environment (e.g. someone who developed a new stormwater treatment piece of equipment, or an air pollution monitoring system, or the pioneer of a widely used wetland assessment methodology); Peer-reviewed publications in professional journals|
|History of Awards, Recognitions etc.|| ||X||The candidate has received at least 1 award in past 10 years from an international, national, or regional non-profit, community, or governmental environmental organization.|
Click on the Apply Now button; select New Application and complete all of the Basic Information (Part I of the Application).STEP 2
Send in your non-refundable $200 non-refundable application fee. You may send a check or you may pay on-line. If you pay on-line select the "Pay Now" 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 Part II of the on-line application.STEP 3
Login on-line and proceed with Part II of your application. When you have finished your application, transcripts and resume and uploaded them along with your signed ethics agreement you will have completed your application and may "submit" the application to the Executive Administrator. Click here for a sample Resume Format.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 Part II of your application (copy of diploma, resume, list of publications and presentations, and honors and awards received) the letters of recommendation and other application materials 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.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 LetterSample >Resume Format in PDFReference >Body of KnowledgeAPPLY NOW
You are responsible for uploading your transcripts, providing your resume in the CEP by Eminence Resume Format, 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, resume 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.
Please CONTACT ABCEP if you have any questions regarding the CEP by Eminence Program.Additional details about the CEP can be found here.