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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 OPEN through April 17, 2020**

CERP/CERPIT Directory

 

 

Search and explore the list of current CERPs and CERPITs

View Directory

Potential Applicant PORTAL

 

 

See application fees and requirements, FAQs, and start your application

Get Started
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CERPIT Upgrades

 

Find out more about how existing CERPITs can upgrade to CERP

Upgrade to CERP

Existing CERP/CERPIT Maintenance

 

Submit your CECs, pay maintenance fees, FAQs, talk with other CERPs

Maintain My Certification

Academic Institution Partnering

 

Find out more about the certification types, program goals, and committees

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Continuing Education Pre-approvals

 

Get your event pre-approved for continuing education credits

Pre-approve My Event

Program goVERNANCE and COMMITTEES

 

Find out more about the certification types, program goals, and committees

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Materials and Outreach 

 

 

Ambassadors, fact sheets, presentations, webinars, and press releases.

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