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Course Application and Schedule


2019-2020 Course

KEEC will hold the next Professional Environmental Educator Certification course from approximately September 2019 through May 2020. If you are interested in receiving information about the course, contact Wesley Bullock at Course applications will be available around April 2019.

Enrollment in the course will be on a first come, first served basis.  

Scholarship Application

Thanks to the generosity of Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky, scholarships will be available to help with course costs. We estimate that the scholarships will be approximately $500 per recipient. The scholarship application will be available at the same time as the course application, around April 2019.


Estimated Costs 

The estimated costs of attending the course are: 
  • Course admission fee: $500
  • Course materials: Up to $90
  • Lodging: approximately $40 per night at workshop locations, variable for hotels
  • Meals: approximately $35 per day
  • Transportation: variable
Participants may significantly reduce the costs of attendance by: 
  • applying for a scholarship
  • seeking employer assistance with costs
  • sharing transportation to and from workshops,
  • staying on site at workshops, and
  • taking advantage of applicable tax deductions for expenses 

Course Materials

Students not already certified in the current Project WET, Project WILD, or Project Learning Tree guides will be required to order these books through KEEC. Each book costs $30 and contains EE lesson plans and activities that will be referenced throughout the course.

Code of Ethics 

In order to participate in the course, all applicants must sign the Code of Ethics, which includes the following statement:  
Standard 1.1.  The educator will clearly differentiate between education and advocacy when conducting EE programs, allowing students to decide for themselves where they stand on environmental issues.  The educator will refrain from making personal advocacy statements when teaching about environmental issues.
The full text of the Code of Ethics is included in the application form and available here. Applicants who have questions or concerns about the Code of Ethics should contact

2018-19 Course Schedule

Participants make their own room reservations

Workshop 1: October 25-27, 2018
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Workshop 2: December 6-8, 2018
Natural Bridge State Resort Park​ 
Workshop 3: February 21-23, 2019

Workshop 4: March 21-23, 2019
Barren River Lake State Resort Park and
Mammoth Cave National Park
 Photo of Project Pipeline activity
​Above: 2013-14 course participants in a Workshop 3 activity - Project Pipeline