IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management

Program code: IEMACEM

Course Outline

This course has been developed to provide learners with detailed environmental and sustainability knowledge as well as being able to apply environmental management/assessment tools and skills that are needed to be an effective environment/sustainability practitioner.


Course Content

The course will normally be delivered across 3 taught modules and a 4th module consisting of a submitted Assessment of Competence. The modules are:
Module 1: Fundamentals of Sustainability, Business and Governance
Module 2: Environmental Principles, Policy and Legislation
Module 3: Environmental Management/Assessment Tools and Skills
Module 4: Assessment of Competence

The full course should be completed within 12 months.

The Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the Certificate in Environmental Management course is a minimum of 120 hours (excluding breaks and assessment). Course delivery can be approved in a number of forms including classroom, e-learning or applied learning.	


Assessment and Certification

The assessment for modules 1-3 of this course is through assignments. The assignment packs and marking guidance for each module are provided by IEMA but marked by the IEMA Training Centre (subject to periodic external verification checks by IEMA). The assignment packs have several versions to accommodate re-sits. 

The fourth module, Assessment of Competence, must be submitted to IEMA for marking. This can only be submitted to IEMA after all other modules have been successfully completed. The course is assessed in English. Please contact IEMA if you would like to deliver the course in other languages.

Successful completion of all four modules and related assessments confirms that candidates have met the IEMA Practitioner membership standard.


Target Audience

This course is aimed at learners who are working within environmental management and require detailed knowledge of environmental/sustainable principles, management tools and skills to effectively deliver positive change.
Learners attending this course are expected to have a foundation level of environmental / sustainability knowledge gained through work experience or a relevant course e.g. the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management or equivalent.


Class 2

Date & Time


16:00-20:00 Every Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Program Duration

135 Hours
34 Days


No Prerequisite


BHD 2430.0 Convert to USD