Applicants are highly encouraged to sign up for the programme and confirm eligibility, before starting the training process.

Applicants must meet the following requirements for the programme:

  • Applicants must have a master of science degree or doctorate in a discipline relevant for environmental risk assessment for example biology, ecology, toxicology, chemistry, statistics, or environmental science.
  • Applicants not having such a diploma will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. For instance, applicants already working in a risk assessment environment but without a relevant diploma might be eligible.

Admission is decided by the Certification Programme Committee


To check the eligibility applicants must submit:

  • A full curriculum vitae
  • Copies of the latest degree including transcriptions or a list of courses passed*

*The Certification Programme Committee can ask for certified true copies of the diplomas and official transcript in English of the degree.

Document must be submitted electronically to


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The mentor supports your application and can provide guidance and advice and help to increase your professional network. The mentor must have considerable expertise in various aspects of environmental risk assessment.

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