Continuing Education

To remain certified for the upcoming year, Certified Professional Environmental Educators must renew their certification by January 31st. Certification renewal allows you to remain connected to the EE community in Kentucky and remain on the list of certified educators. It also ensures that your knowledge and practices remain current.

To renew your certification, you must:

See the right sidebar for more information about these requirements.
2019 Graduates
Those who completed their certification in 2019 must complete all renewal requirements except for continuing education.

Lapsed Certification

If your name does not appear on the Certified Professional Environmental Educator list, then your certification has lapsed. In order to regain your certified status, you must complete a reinstatement course in addition to the other continuing education requirements. First, contact to confirm your certification status. Then, fill out the Reinstatement Course Application.
Only graduates whose certification has been lapsed for 3 years or fewer will be eligible for reinstatement, and the Reinstatement Course fee will be $25 for those whose certification has been lapsed for one year, $50 for two years, and $75 for three years.

Special Thanks 

KEEC wishes to express special gratitude to all those who participate on the Certification Advisory Committee!
Kentucky wishes to express its gratitude to the certification programs of Georgia, Colorado, North Carolina, Utah, and Texas for sharing materials, ideas, and technical assistance.
Renewal Forms



Submit the Annual C.E. Report Form by email to You are not required to submit the Self-Assessment for Environmental Educators or Code of Ethics Pledge.


Renewal Course
Along with submitting your Annual C.E. Report Form, you are required to view the Renewal Course recording.
​Renewal Course Fee
The $25 Renewal Course fee must be made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer and mailed to KEEC, 500 Mero St., 4th Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601, and postmarked no later than 5:00 PM on January 31st of each year.
 Photo of climate change workshop
​Above: Participants in the Teaching About Climate Change Workshop
Continuing Education