QEP Certification

Eligibility requirements for the written exam

Environmental professionals possessing at least a baccalaureate degree in physical, earth, or natural science, engineering, or mathematics and 5 subsequent years of professional environmental work experience acceptable to IPEP, or a baccalaureate or equivalent degree in a discipline other than those previously listed and 8 subsequent years of professional environmental work experience acceptable to IPEP.

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Written Examination Fees

The application fee for the written exam is $75. If the candidate is approved to take the exam, the examination fee is $150, payable within 60 days of notification of approval. All fees are non-refundable, payable to IPEP by check in U.S. funds. An approved candidate has 12 months to take the exam after notification of acceptance to the exam. If confirmed as a QEP, there is an Annual Renewal Fee of $150, with the first year’s fee prorated.

Eligibility requirements for the oral exam

Senior environmental professionals possessing at least a baccalaureate degree and 15 subsequent years of professional environmental work experience acceptable to IPEP, and at least one reference from a QEP. The candidate must also demonstrate that a minimum of 10 of the qualifying years of work experience were in a position of responsible charge. (General definition of the term “responsible charge” refers to a leadership role or position of influence held in direct relationship to work assignments, job responsibilities, and to key roles in the projects or program assigned.

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Oral Examination Fees

The application fee for the oral exam is $100. If the candidate is approved to take the exam, the examination fee is $200, payable within 60 days of notification of approval. All fees are non-refundable, payable to IPEP by check in U.S. funds. An approved candidate has 12 months to take the exam after notification of acceptance to the exam. If confirmed as a QEP, there is an Annual Renewal Fee of $150, with the first year’s fee prorated.