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IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management Course

The IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management course is suitable for those looking to improve their standard of professional competence in environmental management. Attendees will benefit greatly by completing the environmental management training. The certificate has been designed to develop environmental knowledge and assess it to the latest standards that were revised in March 2012.

Candidates that successfully complete the IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management course will be working towards competence in the following learning outcomes:

  • Understanding environmental and sustainability principles
  • Understanding environmental policy issues
  • Understanding key environmental legislation and compliance measures
  • Understanding environmental management and sustainable development in a business context
  • Apply environmental management and assessment tools
  • Collect, analyse and report on environmental information
  • Analyse problems and opportunities to produce sustainable solutions
  • Develop and implement programmes that deliver on environmental performance improvement
  • Influence behaviour to improve sustainability and introduce chance
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders

IEMA Membership, Certification & Examination

The candidates will need to complete an examination to prove they have been able to achieve the learning outcomes and understand the course contents. The successful candidates will be awarded with the IEMA Associate membership which is the essential qualification for those working in an environmental role.

Benefits of the IEMA Training

Employers will benefit by sending their employees on the IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management. They will gain a highly skilled environmental manager with a professional qualification of the highest standards that is fully recognised and respected. The employee will be able to design, implement, communicate and manage sustainable environmental solutions.

Course Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to take the training. However, it is essential that candidates have the numeracy and literacy skills that will allow them to complete the training and the examination.

Further Study

If you would like to study further we recommend the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma. All delegates attending the NEBOSH environmental training course must have previously attended the IEMA Associate Certificate as the training course builds on the IEMA training.

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IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management Online

The IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management online course covers all the areas of knowledge an individual requires to become an Associate IEMA member. It is designed to raise the professional competence of environmental practitioners, covering environmental sustainability, assessment, interpretation and management of environmental performance and environmental legislation.

What Does the E-learning/Online Course Include?

The IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management e-learning course includes access to multimedia for 6 months comprehensive course materials, assessment, Certificate and tutor support.

This IEMA online course is led by a Chartered Environmentalist who has worked with the in-house e-learning team: Instructional Designer and Multimedia Developers.

Online/E-learning Resources

This IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management e-learning course is designed to take you through the course step by step utilising engaging interactive learning materials, animations, activities, quizzes, case studies and scenarios, supplemented by comprehensive course notes (which can be downloaded and printed if required) and links to useful sites and other resources.

Start Studying at Any Time

Flexibility and 24/7 access – start at any time and work at your own pace at a time and place that suits you.

Collaboration with Professionals

Unlimited support – email and discussion forum support by fully qualified environmental tutors.

Exam Preparation

Progress and practice – multiple-choice/essay style practice exam questions with guided tutor answers to prepare you for the exam.


The exam is conducted online and therefore attendees can sit the examination in the comfort of their own home or workplace – please enquire for further information.

Qualification & IEMA Membership

Successful completion of the course leads to Associate Membership of the Institute of Environmental Management (IEMA).There is a single examination which is divided into papers 1 and 2. Course attendees are advised to sit paper 1 at the end of module 7 and paper 2 at the end of module 14, i.e. the final module.

IEMA membership for the first year is included in the course fees.