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This 100-hour self-paced, reviewer supported certification is a year-long, independent, online portfolio building process where participants work one-on-one with mentors to complete assignments to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities. It IS NOT a weekly facilitated course, although participants may wish to connect with other cohort members throughout the year. Contact:

Our Arizona environmental education certification course aligns with NAAEE’s Guidelines for Excellence Professional Development of Environmental Educators preparing participants to create a professional portfolio while gaining knowledge, skills, and experience toward certification.

The competencies for certification are based on the NAAEE’s Guidelines for Excellence in Environmental Education and Arizona’s Framework for Environmental Concepts and Themes (AFECT). This program is recognized by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE).

COST: $305 (sliding scale available). Course fee includes a free one-year membership to AAEE, a $60 value. The course fee is non-refundable. There is a $20 application fee which is deducted from the full course fee when you enroll. The application fee is transferrable within one year if you are not selected or unable to participate in the upcoming cohort.

You will work at your own pace with a reviewer and mentor to build a professional portfolio for yourself. Space is limited to 10 participants per each cohort so the participant to student ratio remains small. Applicants may be placed on the wait-list and be given first right of refusal during the next available cohort. View and download the eeCertification Program syllabus, HERE.

Course Schedule - Three annual enrollment options

Cohort 1 - January start date

2025 Course Dates:

1/26/25 - 1/31/26

Registration Deadline - 1/19/2025

Cohort 2 - May start date

2024 Course Dates:

5/26/24 - 5/31/25

Registration Deadline - 5/19/2024

Cohort 3 - September start date

2024 Course Dates:

9/29/24 - 10/04/25

Registration Deadline - 9/22/2024

Space is limited to five participants per cohort, limited by the number of reviewers. We seek to keep our participant to reviewer ratio small. 

Want to become an eeCertification Reviewer? Contact for more information.

Program Partners

Interested in receiving your AAEE eeCertification through Prescott College? Email (928-379-3259) for details. Undergraduate and Master's degrees in Environmental Education, online and in-person options.


P.O. Box 42682

Tucson, AZ 85733


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