Become a Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member™

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists® certifies qualified environmental engineering members recommended by peers in their field of specialty as a Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member™ by Eminence certification procedures prescribed by the Academy's Bylaws.

The Academy established the "Certification Through Eminence" pathway for induction into the Academy as Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member (BCEEM) for Environmental Engineers without a PE license to identify and recognize highly qualified professionals by virtue of the accomplishments of these eminent environmental engineers.

Board Certified Environmental Engineering Members (BCEEM) are not licensed professional engineers, and the board certification made available to them through the Academy is not a substitute for a professional engineer's license.

Environmental engineers without a P.E. License, Board Certified Environmental Engineering Members (BCEEM), may be certified through Eminence.

Minimum Requirements

Each candidate for certification as a Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member™ is required to possess certain minimum qualifications.

All candidates shall meet all of the following criteria:

  • Possess a degree in environmental engineering or related engineering degree acceptable to the American Academy of Environmental Engineers Certification Board (AAEECB);
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 20 years of experience in environmental engineering in academia, consulting, government, industry, or the military;
  • Ten of those years must be in senior positions (senior management, teaching, research, consulting, industry, executive government position(s) or the military);
  • Must have achieved a position of leadership within their organization. Meeting this qualification requires consideration of both the position the individual has achieved and also of the scale and nature of the organization wherein they hold this position;
  • Must show a record of service to the profession (e.g., work on committees, commissions, boards of government and professional societies/organizations, etc.);
  • Must show a record of professional honors and awards received; and
  • A record of scholarly publications.

Available Specialties

BCEEM candidates must be fully qualified to practice in one or more of these areas:

  • Air Pollution Control
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • General Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Hygiene Engineering
  • Radiation Protection Engineering
  • Site Remediation (formerly known as Hazardous Waste Management and Site Remediation)
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Water Supply and Wastewater Engineering

How Do I Apply to become a Board Certification Environmental Engineering Member™ (BCEEM)?

Complete this form to download the application.

How Do I Submit My Application for Board Certification?

If you ever have questions about the status of your application, please call Susannah Walz (410-266-3311 or [email protected]).


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