Recruitment for Board Certification and Membership

The following guidelines are suggestions from which you can develop your own approach. Your objective is to stimulate environmental engineers, environmental scientists, and students to apply for one of the three membership categories: Board Certified (BCEE, BCEEM or BCES), Member, or Student.

For BCEE and BCESs, the application process is on a one-year cycle because of the testing process. Applications for these categories may be submitted all year.

BCEEM (Eminence) enjoy two application cycles: December 1 and June 1.

Member and Student applications can be submitted all year.

Here are several things you can do to help the Academy:

You can spread the word in your Sponsoring Organization.
Almost every member of AAEES is also a member of an AAEES Sponsoring Organization. You can help spread the word about the Academy in your local and regional chapter meetings and through their websites and e-mail systems. The Academy can provide you with handouts for local/regional meetings you attend and provide you a short Power Point presentation for making a brief announcement about the Academy.

You can encourage colleagues individually.
Take 5 minutes a week to place a call to a colleague. Set a time on your calendar as a reminder. Emphasize that there are membership categories designed to serve environmental engineers and environmental scientists at all stages of their careers. Point them to https:/ and use the appropriate Become Board Certified brochure and About the Academy to give them information about what the Academy does and membership categories. Urge them to also invite their colleagues. Over the years personal contact has been found to be the most effective recruiting approach.

You can encourage groups of people by using e-mail.
Construct an e-mail that has your own touch and distribute it to people in your workplace and your professional organization who you think would be good candidates. Attach some of the recruiting materials attached to this e-mail. Offer to help them understand the membership categories and how to apply. For example, if you are e-mailing potential BCEEs, BCEEMs or BCESs, attach the Member Benefits for Board Certification available from the AAEES website. Try to do several of these types of e-mails between January and March. A sample e-mail  is available for you to personalize.

You can request your CEO or high level manager to send a letter to staff.
sample letter is available for you to personalize.

Board Certification and Membership Recruitment Tools

Feel free to download and pass along the following information to individuals who are interested in AAEES Board Certification or Membership.


Be Recognized Among the Best Environmental Engineers and Scientists in the World

Be Recognized Among the Best Environmental Engineers in the World

Be Recognized Among the Best Environmental Scientists in the World

Member Benefits

Flyers and Handouts

Submit a Nomination for Board Certification

Submit a Nomination for Board Certification Through Eminence

AAEES Value Proposition Presentation


Benefits of Board Certification

Benefits of AAEES Members

Benefits of Student Members

Sample Letter to CEO or Manager

Sample Email

Student Member Brochure

It's Simple - Nominate a Colleague to Apply for Board Certification

  1. Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification OR
    Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification through Eminence
  2. Complete the form
  3. Click on the Submit This Nomination button on the form
  4. Your default email application will open
  5. Click on the Continue button
  6. Click Send


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