Reciprocal Certification

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Environmental educators who are certified by NAAEE-accredited programs may be certified in Kentucky without completing the Professional Environmental Educator Certification (PEEC) course. Requirements for this reciprocal certification are:​
The application may be submitted at any time of year, but the Recertification Course​ may be available only at certain times. Please contact for more information about completing requirements for reciprocal certification.​

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​Above: The 2013 reunion of PEEC graduates

Kentucky's certification is based on the NAAEE Core Competencies. Environmental educators in Kentucky are expected to be proficient in these competencies, which are derived from the NAAEE Guidelines for the Preparation and Professional Development of Environmental Educators​.

In order to maintain certification in Kentucky, continuing education requirements must be completed annually.
Reciprocal Certification