Kentucky’s Professional Environmental Educator Certification program has earned national accreditation!
In December 2015, the Kentucky Environmental Education Council announced that the statewide Professional Environmental Educator Certification program was accredited by the North American Association for Environmental Education, an international, membership-based organization. Georgia and Colorado’s programs have already been accredited, and Utah has applied for accreditation as well. Other states with active environmental education certification programs include Ohio, North Carolina, and Maryland. Since its launch in 2004, 187 participants from 41 counties have graduated from the rigorous program, according to KEEC executive director Elizabeth Schmitz. “The course was designed and launched by KEEC’s previous executive director, Jane Eller, who deserves significant praise for her vision and hard work in putting together this outstanding program, along with Ms. Schmitz for reaching this level of national recognition,” said KEEC Chairman Horace Brown.
Apply to be an instructor in Kentucky’s Professional Environmental Educator Certification course
KEEC is seeking instructors for the upcoming Professional Environmental Educator Certification (PEEC) course. The course will be offered from November 2016 through May 2017. The RFP for instructors will be posted from February 5, 2016, through March 14, 2016. Prospective instructors will be invited to respond to the RFP through Kentucky’s Vendor Self Service system
. If an instructor has never done business with the state or is not registered they will need to register on this website also.
Only Certified Professional Environmental Educators with up-to-date certification will be eligible to apply. Questions about the RFP process should be directed in writing to the contact person listed on the RFP. Please do not contact KEEC staff with questions; under state procurement rules, KEEC staff may not answer questions about the RFP process directly.