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eeCERTIFICATION PROGRAM

A 100-hour self-paced reviewer-supported course.

This 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: eecertification@arizonaee.org.

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

2024 Course Dates:

1/28/23 - 1/26/25

Registration Deadline - 1/21/2024

Cohort 2 - May start date

2023 Course Dates:

5/22/23 - 5/17/24

Registration Deadline - 5/28/2023

Cohort 3 - September start date

2023 Course Dates:

9/25/23 - 9/29/24

Registration Deadline - 9/22/2023

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 eecertification@arizonaee.org for more information.

Program Partners


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

602-345-1474

info@arizonaee.org

P.O. Box 42682

Tucson, AZ 85733

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