Submitted on December 6, 2023
In an era where environmental sustainability and resilience are not just buzzwords but essential priorities, pursuing a career as a Certified Sustainability and Resilience Professional offers a pathway to meaningful and impactful work. This field, diverse and ever-evolving, opens doors to various roles where one can make a significant difference.
Submitted on November 10, 2023
Emergencies and disasters strike with little warning, but their impacts can be mitigated through foresight and preparedness. This is where emergency professionals shine, applying their expertise to plan and prepare for the unexpected. Their role is critical in safeguarding communities and ensuring resilience in the face of natural and man-made calamities. From understanding the intricate web of environmental risks to coordinating with various agencies for a unified response, these professionals are the unsung heroes in the frontline of disaster management.
Submitted on September 7, 2023
As our global population surges and urbanization accelerates, the challenge of managing waste becomes ever more pressing. The National Registry of Environmental Professionals® recognizes that in this evolving landscape, the waste management industry is at the forefront of pioneering sustainable solutions.
Submitted on August 18, 2023
In today's world, where unforeseen crises can strike at any moment, the role of Emergency Managers has never been more crucial. These professionals stand at the forefront of disaster preparedness and response, ensuring the safety of communities and organizations.
Submitted on August 8, 2023
Global warming. Lingering toxic chemicals. The loss of irreplaceable habitats. Environmental news can often seem grim and dour, offering little hope for the future. But don’t think that the end is near! Environmental professionals are stepping up to the challenge, and green jobs have begun to do something that once seemed impossible: save the planet and provide workers with a handsome living. You don’t have to take our word for it. Bloomberg reported that “the world spent a record $501.3 billion in 2020 on renewable power, electric vehicles and other technologies to cut the global energy...
Submitted on July 11, 2023
In a world increasingly cognizant of its environmental responsibilities, the role of a Compliance Manager, particularly within the field of environmental management, has become critical. At the intersection of legislation, business strategy, and ecological responsibility, Compliance Managers navigate the intricate web of environmental regulations to ensure companies not only follow the letter of the law but also consider the environment in their operations. 
Submitted on June 16, 2023
Generally, a waste management career involves the planning, implementation, and monitoring of activities related to the proper handling, treatment, and disposal of waste materials. Waste management professionals work to minimize the environmental impact of waste and promote sustainable practices.
Submitted on May 11, 2023
Emergency management is the systematic process of preparing for, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters, man-made crises, and other emergencies. The primary goal of emergency management is to minimize the impact of these events on public safety, property, and the environment. Emergency management involves coordinating and integrating various activities, resources, and stakeholders at local, regional, national, and international levels.
Submitted on April 11, 2023
The role of a Disaster & Emergency Manager is to plan, prepare, respond to, and recover from environmental disasters and emergencies. They are responsible for ensuring the safety of communities and the environment in the face of disasters such as natural disasters, oil spills, chemical releases, and other environmental hazards.
Submitted on March 22, 2023
The outlook remains sunny for professionals looking to work in the environmental field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for environmental scientists and specialists looks poised to grow five percent from 2021 to 2031, well in line with the national job-growth average. However, environmental science and environmental studies jobs often feature significant barriers to entry. Employers prefer to hire professionals with extensive education and established work experience. If you're seeking an entry-level position in the field, you may find opportunities more...
Submitted on January 25, 2023
Pixar's WALL-E imagined a world swamped in garbage, Square's Chrono Trigger presented a future industrial wasteland where people had entirely forgotten about plants, and Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? conceptualized casually discarded trash as something that almost seemed to grow of its own accord. Historians and writers alike, though, rarely focus on the individuals who deal with hazardous materials — and that's unfortunate given how important their work is.
Submitted on December 6, 2022
Interested in a career as a safety professional, but not exactly sure where to start? The key to truly finding success in this rewarding field is to explore every avenue of certification possible. Overall, the role of those serving in this expansive career field is to ensure the conditions for a safe and accident-free workplace.
Submitted on November 15, 2022
Environmental certifications play an essential role in preparing professionals to fulfill the functions of their jobs, functions that include implementation of best practices, compliance with governmental regulations, evaluations of clean and compromised sites, and (generally speaking) doing things that help protect the planet.
Submitted on October 18, 2022
In fiscal year 2017, OSHA’s list of the top five safety violations topped a whopping 21,748 incidents. More than half involved fall protection and hazard communication. Each day, occupational accidents and deaths such as these cost employers billions of dollars. Safety+Health identifies some of the more costly injury types (per worker’s compensation claim from 2015 to 2016) as those caused by motor vehicles ($74,559), burns ($49,107), and falls or slips ($46,297).
Submitted on September 13, 2022
Getting a diploma is a milestone in American life. No matter if it’s a bachelor’s, a master’s, or a doctorate, receiving your sheepskin is a big deal. It represents hours of study, immense amounts of work, and a substantial commitment. When you finally have your degree in hand, you feel as though you can heave a sigh of relief. The very thought of earning a certificate after degree completion likely seems superfluous — and maybe even a little silly. However, earning a professional certificate can provide you with multiple benefits, and in this article, we will detail six of them.
Submitted on August 25, 2022
Trying to decide what to study is always a challenging decision for students. They understand that their college careers are directly impacted by what they focus their attention on — as are their actual careers. No one wants to waste college credits, fail to select the best teachers, increase tuition expenses, or delay graduations. Similarly, most students feel as though their course of study will determine their whole future, and educational experience is one important area that potential employers consider. But as a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reminds us, working individuals...
Submitted on August 1, 2022
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, “The risks associated with the use of refrigerants in refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment can include toxicity, flammability, asphyxiation, and physical hazards. Although refrigerants can pose one or more of these risks, system design, engineering controls, and other techniques mitigate this risk for the use of refrigerant in various types of equipment.”
Submitted on July 11, 2022
Students have a lot of decisions to make, and many of them have nothing to do with academic schedules, housing arrangements, and personal finances. The choices those seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees make have a lot of impact on their professional prospects. Fortunately, one of the most beneficial choices you can make often happens in parallel to or after one’s degree studies. Wondering what that choice may be? It’s getting a professional certification.
Submitted on June 21, 2022
It’s not very hard to find experts extolling the benefits of higher education. Research published by The Brookings Institution found that “higher education provides extensive benefits to students, including higher wages, better health, and a lower likelihood of requiring disability payments. … A postsecondary degree can also serve as a buffer against unemployment during economic downturns.”
Submitted on May 16, 2022
In 1970 the OSHAct was signed by President Nixon. Congress then created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)** to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Understanding how these rules and regulations were developed and their function is essential to understanding workplace risks, maintaining the safety of personnel, and avoiding potentially pricey violations. NREPSM will offer a multi-day, online course for environmental and safety professionals seeking a basic...
Submitted on April 19, 2022
Trying to make a smart career choice while you’re in school can seem like a daunting task. There are just so many questions to answer. For instance, what are you really passionate about? Which job can provide you with a living wage? Will your choice truly make a difference in a chaotic world? Will you still have options if you decide to switch careers sometime in the future? And can an education and career in environmental science provide you with the answers you want? 
Submitted on March 28, 2022
NREPSM offers nearly 20 different certifications ranging in focus from air quality to logistics, mold to property assessment, laboratory work to natural resources. Part of the reason why we offer so many different fields of specialization is that the field of environmental care is incredibly multifaceted — and one of the most important areas is that of water. Our Certified Environmental Storm Water Compliance Professional (CESCP) certification helps organizations comply with regulatory requirements and avoid environmental damage.
Submitted on February 14, 2022
Navigating the complex web of environmental laws and regulations is no small feat, and this is where Environmental Compliance Officers come into their own. In an era where ecological crises are becoming more prevalent, these professionals are the linchpins in enforcing regulations that safeguard our planet's future. If the prospect of becoming a guardian of the environment resonates with your career aspirations, then you're in the right place.
Submitted on December 16, 2021
Picking a major is a momentous decision for a student. Sure, guidance counselors may tell you that you can always change your course of study at any time, but we all know that a shift in subject matter can seriously alter your college career. Wasted college credits. Changes in teachers. Delayed graduations. Increased tuition. No wonder students want to start their college careers with a focused plan of study — whatever it may happen to be.
Submitted on November 22, 2021
Conservation can sometimes seem like a grim subject, a discipline forever beset by setbacks and facing perpetual risk. However, sometimes the news coming out of different corners of the world causes us to feel hope rather than despair. If you’re wondering whether environmental efforts are really making a difference around the world, read on to learn more about six top environmental initiatives around the globe that are having a true impact.
Submitted on October 26, 2021
The earth has faced numerous environmental sustainability issues and crises from time immemorial, and even our ancient ancestors have known the answer to the question, “Why is environmental sustainability important?” Environmental issues examples abound.
Submitted on September 21, 2021
From small businesses to the most powerful governments in the world, one topic seems to be unifying us faster than any other; sustainability. Maybe it’s producing less non-recyclable waste, or saving money through less disposable materials, or aggressive carbon-neutral policies. Whatever the organization, whatever the size, whatever the plan, the ultimate goal is sustainability.
Submitted on August 10, 2021
Are you trying to figure out a compliance officers' responsibilities? Well, you are in the right place. In this post we will take you through all the important roles that compliance officers play. To begin, compliance officers are professionals who help companies meet their regulatory and legal requirements. These individuals understand internal policies as well as external regulations.
Submitted on July 29, 2021
Natural resources professionals are becoming increasingly important in this day and age. As the effects of climate change become more noticeable, the ways in which we use the land around us fall under greater scrutiny. Studying the evolution of ecosystems, preserving wildlife, and planning for a more sustainable future are all key roles natural resource professionals will help to play.
Submitted on June 16, 2021
When you consider all the natural and man-made activities that transpire on a daily basis throughout the world, you begin to understand just how busy of a place our so-called Starship Earth is. Unfortunately, a lot of what happens on our planet ultimately isn’t good for it or for us, and that includes both human actions and natural disasters. From oil spills and deforestation to volcanic eruptions and forest fires, the earth finds itself constantly facing stresses and strains. However, all is not doom and gloom. Environmental professional contributions have gone and continue to go a long way...
Submitted on March 10, 2021
In this article, we will detail some of the professional spheres where you’ll find certified environmental professionals at work and the positive ways in which they impact us all on a daily basis.
Submitted on March 10, 2021
The National Registry of Environmental Professionals®is announcing the relaunch of two highly-sought after certificates, Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM) and Mold Awareness Specialist (MAS).
Submitted on January 15, 2021
Environmental professionals fulfill many roles in safeguarding the wider world, but some of them are more evident than others. For instance, natural resource professionals help create policies that discourage unsustainable exploitation. Refrigerant compliance managers ensure that third parties carefully manage toxic chemicals. And industrial hygiene professionals help administer multiple environmental risks arising from organizations’ activities.
Submitted on December 16, 2020
In his 2006 history tome The Ghost Map, popular science author Steven Berlin Johnson discussed how the 1854 Broad Street cholera outbreak devastated London. While much of the book describes how a doctor and a minister developed an epidemiological framework for fighting the disease, another part of it discusses how trash was — or wasn’t — collected (which is actually how the outbreak began). Groups of marginalized people known as toshers, pure finders, bone pickers, and night-soil men processed everything from scrap metal and fabric to partially eaten carcasses to human and animal excrement.
Submitted on November 19, 2020
Most refrigerants are known for their negative effect on the environment, directly contributing to climate change and ozone layer depletion. These materials make our modern lives possible, but we must use them responsibly to protect the environment. A refrigerant compliance manager ensures compliance with the EPA’s refrigerant regulations. The position requires an individual who has the authority to create a refrigerant management plan and the responsibility to oversee its implementation. This individual must have the authority and resources to coordinate the plan and effect needed changes.
Submitted on October 14, 2020
Natural resource managers fulfil a variety of roles in protecting our natural resources. Their job is to ensure that all land use activities comply with regulations and meet the needs of land-owners while protecting the environment. Some specialize in specific areas of land use such as range management, forestry, or soil and water conservation. 
Submitted on August 25, 2020
An environmental Audit provides an assessment of the environmental performance of a business or organization. The audit reveals details about the activities of a company and its compliance with environmental regulations. Audit information is presented to the management team and employees.
Submitted on August 14, 2020
The National Registry of Environmental Professionals® is hosting a 5-week online workshop for candidates wanting to prepare for the Registered Environmental Manager® Certification Examination. The 5-week workshop will be held once a week every Thursday from 1pm – 4pm CST followed by the computerized examination in a testing center.
Submitted on July 28, 2020
An Environmental Auditor is responsible for auditing the environmental policies and procedures of a company, agency, or business and setting up protocols for better implementation of environmental policies and standards. To understand the job of an environmental auditor, it is important to understand what an environmental audit is and how it is used.
Submitted on June 24, 2020
The workplace has changed with the advent of Covid-19 and the slowing of the economy, but there is much you can do during this time to benefit your career in the future. During a recession, people start thinking about going back to school or working on certifications. In general, this is a good strategy and pays off in the long term.
Submitted on April 16, 2020
When many socially conscious individuals hear the word “industrial,” they tend to think of businesses that do more harm than good, manufacturing that hurts the environment and takes advantage of workers. Fortunately, such preconceptions are far from accurate — and much of the reason why owes to industrial hygiene professionals.
Submitted on April 9, 2020
For decades, environmentally minded individuals have found themselves increasingly troubled by the issues facing our planet. Sometimes, though, passionate rhetoric and high-minded ideals can make one lose sight of the practical steps that will ensure a better future for everyone and everything. No one wants destroyed forests, poisoned soil, and a rapidly decaying atmosphere, but how do we actually avoid them?
Submitted on March 27, 2020
Industrial Hygiene Professionals are the environmental scientists who protect work environments from job hazards such as industrial chemicals and hazardous processes. They are vital to workplace safety and may work in a variety of situations.
Submitted on March 11, 2020
Industrial hygienists are vital to workplace safety. They protect the work environment from industrial chemicals and processes and may find themselves working in a variety of situations. Occupational Health & Safety Specialist is another name for an industrial hygienist.
Submitted on January 29, 2020
The National Registry of Environmental Professionals® offers environmental certifications with online applications. If you meet the requirements, you can apply and follow your progress through their online interface. An online workshop is offered for certification in some fields.
Submitted on January 9, 2020
Certifications are not required for success in the environmental sciences, but they certainly help. A professional certification declares to employers, clients, and others that you have knowledge and skill in the environmental field.
Submitted on November 11, 2019
The National Registry of Environmental Professionals® is hosting a two-day workshop for candidates seeking the Registered Environmental Manager Certification.