Professional Certification

The Royal Roads University and ECO Canada (Environmental Careers Organization of Canada), partnership was established in response to the growing need for environmental education that teaches practical, industry-standard skills and prepares graduates for immediate entry to the workforce.

Through this alliance, we are able to provide knowledge and skills training aligned to National Occupational Standards (NOS), and informed by Canada’s leading body of environmental labour market research (ECO Canada).

Environmental Professional (EP) Certification

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Environmental Practice program, you will have fulfilled the academic requirements for Environmental Professional (EP) certification through ECO Canada.

Depending on your work experience and competency levels across NOS skill and knowledge domains, you may be eligible to apply for EP certification upon graduation. As a nationally-recognized designation that signifies professional excellence and integrity, EP certification follows the EP Code of Ethics and requires a commitment to continuing professional development and current practices. Explore additional benefits of certification, and find out if you qualify by taking the EP Assessment quiz.

Learn more about becoming an Environmental Professional in ECO Canada's "I am an Environmental Professional (EP)" video:

Environmental Professional in-training (EPt) Certification

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Environmental Practice program are also eligible to apply for Environmental Professional in-training (EPt) certification. Validate your learning and demonstrate your career commitment with an education that prepares you for a nationally-recognized professional designation.