When you apply to be an EP, we’ll ask you to identify your environmental specializations and then rate your competency in these areas.

EP specializations are set by the National Occupational Standards for environmental employment, including 14 diverse areas related to environmental protection, resource management, and environmental sustainability.

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Explore the EP specializations below to identify the required competencies and make your best match.

EP Specializations

Environmental Manager

Environmental managers lead the integration of knowledge, systems thinking, and strategic decision making in their organizations. Their interdisciplinary work encompasses environmental protection, resource management, and environmental sustainability.

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See work examples in Environmental Management

-Provide leadership, accountability, and direction for organizations on environmental issues.
-Perform work focused on the integration of knowledge, systems thinking, and strategic decision-making related to environmental management.
-Involved in Environmental Protection Management or Sustainable Development Management.

Environmental Protection

Resource Management

Environmental Sustainability

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