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Course Application and Schedule

​2024-25 Course

The application for the 2024-25 Professional Environmental Educator Certification Course will be available in spring 2024. Contact to be put on the list to receive the application.

Course Costs 

The costs of attending the course are: 

  • Workshop fee: $250 per workshop (lodging and meals included)

  • Course materials: Up to $90

  • Transportation: variable

Participants may significantly reduce the costs of attendance by: 

  • Seeking employer assistance with costs

  • Sharing transportation to and from workshops

  • Staying on site at workshops

Lodging and Meals

Lodging is in shared rooms, with bunk beds in all workshops except Workshop 3, which will have twin beds. Meals will be provided on-site, mostly prepared in on-site kitchens, with dietary restrictions taken into account. Costs of lodging and meals are included in the workshop registration fee.

Participants are welcome to make their own arrangements, such as staying in a hotel nearby and bringing their own food, but they will be responsible for the additional cost.

Course Materials

Students not already certified in the current Project WETProject 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.

Full Code of Ethics [PDF, 166KB]

Applicants who have questions or concerns about the Code of Ethics should contact


​2023-2024 Course Schedule

Workshop 1: October 27-28​, 2023
Maywoods Environmental and Educational Laboratory, Crab Orchard

Workshop 2: December 8-9, 2023
J. M. Feltner 4-H Camp, London

Workshop 3: February 23-24, 2024
Nazareth Retreat Center, Nazareth

Workshop 4: March 22-23, 2024
Cave Research Foundation Hamilton Valley Facility, Cave City