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Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner Program

SER's ecological restoration practitioner certification program encourages a high professional standard for those who are designing, implementing, overseeing, and monitoring restoration projects throughout the world.  Two levels of certification are offered: 

  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioners (CERPs) are senior level practitioners who have achieved the knowledge requirements -AND- have greater than 5 years of full time experience with restoration. 
  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioners-in-Training (CERPITs) are those practitioners who have achieved the knowledge requirements - OR-  the 5 years of full time experience with restoration, but not both.

Both certification types are valid for 5 years after approval.  In order to be recertified, CERPs and CERPITs must earn a minimum of 50 continuing education credits within the five-year period since they were last certified.

**The application window is currently closed.  The next application window will open February 17, 2020**

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