EPI Designation

Environmental Professional In-Training

The Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP) is the independent, not-for-profit certifying body of the Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) and the Environmental Professional In-Training (EPI) certifications. IPEP’s mission is to improve the practice and education standards of environmental professionals. The QEP is a multi-media, multi-disciplinary, board-certified technical credential for environmental professionals. The EPI is an optional entry-level certification program aimed at seniors in an accredited, recognized college or university who are working towards a technical baccalaureate/masters degree in physical, earth or natural sciences, engineering, or mathematics; or individuals who have received a baccalaureate/masters degree in one of the above-mentioned disciplines within the last five years and have entered, or anticipate entering, the environmental profession. An outline of the EPI program is contained in IPEP’s Certification Examination Guide, which is made available by IPEP to all applicants free of charge. The Guide provides an overview of subject matters on the test, sample questions, a recommended resource list, and the fees involved, and contains specific information on the certification process as well as IPEP’s Policies and Procedures concerning certification and the examination.

Please find the EPI Application Form in the menu to the right.