Applying for the Certified Professional EHS Auditor (CPEA) Credential
PThe Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) credential demonstrates one’s practice of today’s ever-changing EHS regulations and related auditing procedures, processes, and techniques. BGC will only grant the CPEA to practitioners who achieve the requirements for education and experience, agree to abide by BGC’s Code of Ethics, and through examination, demonstrate both general auditing knowledge by passing an exam of general auditing practice and professional-level knowledge and skills by passing multiple-choice and essay exams in one of four specialty areas:
- Environmental Compliance
- Health and Safety
- Management Systems
BGC places no restrictions or qualifications on the career paths of a CPEA as long as the person meets the ongoing requirements in the certification maintenance program and adheres to the professional, enforceable BGC Code of Ethics. CPEAs also qualify for Professional Membership status with the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). The CPEA credentialing program is fully accredited by the Council on Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).
CPEA Specialty Areas: Formal Training and Experience Requirements
Obligations of Credential Holders
After you pass the exam and are issued your credential, you are required to meet several obligations, not limited to:
- paying your fees on or before the due date,
- continually updating your knowledge and skills,
- documenting knowledge and skills through the Certification Maintenance Process, and
- upholding the BGC Code of Ethics.
Please be aware that if the requirements for certification and recertification change, you will be required to meet them in order to hold your certification.
CPEA Candidate Handbook