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CERTIFICATION MAINTENANCE

Environmental professionals certified by the Academy must undertake 40 hours of continuing professional development credit each year to maintain their certification. The credited hours are tabulated beginning on January 1 after the date that a CEP's initial certification has been approved, and ending on the following December 31. For most professionals, 20 hours are earned for full-time employment. The remaining 20 hours may be earned at any time during the year for activities listed in the table provided on the maintenance form. Persons who work part-time or who have a break in their employment should calculate their hours earned using the formula listed in the table. If the material contained in the form is unclear or does not appear to substantiate the minimum number of hours needed to maintain certification, the Academy will contact the person submitting the form to ensure that the submitted form accurately reflects activities undertaken over the past year. Hours of continuing professional development are awarded based on the material included in these submissions. CEPs must keep records that substantiate the claims made in this form and must provide them for review if asked by ABCEP auditors. 
 

ABCEP CEP Maintenance Hours List

Employment - Full Time
 
- 
20
Employment - Part Time
 
1% of hours worked
20
Support ABCEP - Trustee
 
Hours Worked
16
Support ABCEP - Cert Review Board
 
Hours Worked
16
Support ABCEP - Mentor
 
Hours Worked
16
Support ABCEP - Other
 
Hours Worked
16
Education - Attend Accredited Seminar/Course
 
100% Hours Attended
18
Education - Attend Conference
 
50% Hours Attended
12
Serve Pro Organizations - Serve an Organization
 
Hours Worked
16
Serve Pro Organization - Publish in a Journal
 
Hours Worked
12
Serve Pro Organizations - Teach Course/Seminar
 
Hours Worked
6
Serve Pro Organizations - Present Paper at Conference
 
Hours Worked
6
Serve Pro Organizations - Mentor
 
50% of Hours Worked
4
Certified This Year
 
- 
0

 

To maintain your CEP:

 Pay your $120 annual maintenance dues by December 31 of each year.

Submit your annual maintenance points.

 

To maintain your CEP-IT:

 Pay your $60 annual maintenance due by December 31 of each year.
 Submit your 20 hours annual maintenance points.
 Submit your Annual Plan. 
 E-mail your Mentor; and send a request for your CEP-IT mentor for review.

 

To Maintain your CEP by Eminence:

Pay your $120 annual maintenance dues by December 31 of each year.
Submit your annual maintenance points.

 

The CEP Emeritus Program:

If you are a CEP and are retiring or have retired from the environmental profession you may apply for Emeritus Status.

Submit the Emeritus Status Form.
 Once approved; you may use the honorific of CEP Emeritus indicating retired status.
 Should an CEP Emeritus want to reacquire the CEP certification; you must petition the Board for approval. 

 

Annual Maintenance Dues:

By December 31st of each year you must remit payment.  If your firm is processing your payment please send to: Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals, PO Box 460 Collingswood, NJ 08108. Professional (CEP) status. The criteria identify and quantify activities approved by ABCEP to maintain certification. Under the Certification Maintenance Program, the CEP, CEP-IT or CEP by Eminence status of an environmental professional will lapse unless he or she remains active in the field. The program is set up so that CEPs earn hours and continuing education units (CEUs) for professional activities such as those listed below:

Employment, consulting, or teaching;
Continuing education activities (seminars or trainings);
Participation in or attendance at industry conferences;
Service on environmentally-related boards and committees; or
Publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals.

CEPs/CEP-ITs and can loose their CEP/CEP-IT status and be de-certified based on the following:

Insufficient professional development activities;
Non-reporting of activities;
Non-payment of fees; or
Unethical behavior.